Mari McGilton is a research analyst in the Justice Policy Center. Before joining the Urban Institute, McGilton was a research associate for the United States Sentencing Commission, where she worked on interdisciplinary policy teams to amend the federal sentencing guidelines. McGilton previously worked for Multnomah County, Oregon, where she evaluated juvenile justice reform initiatives. McGilton received a bachelor’s degree in psychology and criminal justice from Saint Louis University, and a master’s degree in clinical psychology from Pacific University.
Outside of the Urban Institute, McGilton manages the operations and communications of the Association for the Advancement of Gestalt Therapy part-time.