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Melanie Langness

Melanie Langness

Policy Assistant


Melanie Langness is a policy assistant in the Justice Policy Center at the Urban Institute. She works on the Victimization and Juvenile Justice team. Before coming to Urban, Melanie designed programs to combat campus sexual assault, researched interpersonal violence issues, and studied the spatial manifestations of social injustices as she earned her degree at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She graduated from UNC with highest distinction and honors as a Morehead-Cain Scholar with a bachelor of arts in political science and double minors in public policy and art history.