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Margaret Goff

Margaret Goff

Research Analyst


Margaret Goff is a research analyst in the Justice Policy Center at the Urban Institute, where she focuses on incarceration, juvenile justice, and policing technology. She holds a bachelor’s degree in youth advocacy (a major she self-designed) from Manhattanville College. Her undergraduate experiences working with local youth from heavily policed communities are what first piqued her interest in the criminal and juvenile justice systems. She has a master’s degree in justice studies and social inquiry from Arizona State University, where she completed a thesis titled “Keeping Our Kids out of Prison: The Case for Restorative Justice in Schools.” She also participated in the Humanities Behind the Walls program, teaching weekly courses to women incarcerated at Perryville Women’s Prison.

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Justice Policy Center