Policy Analyst, Behavioral Health
Melissa McKee provides technical assistance on projects related to alternative community responder programs. Prior to joining the CSG Justice Center, she provided direct service to people at the intersection of complex behavioral health needs and criminal legal involvement in the Olympia, Washington, community through Olympia Police Department’s Familiar Faces program, which is built on the concept that changed people have the capacity to change lives. Melissa brings to this position a wealth of knowledge and perspective gained through a history of lived experience within the criminal legal system. She earned her BA from The Evergreen State College, where she is currently working toward her MPA.
Jurisdictions across the country are reimagining their approach to public safety by investing in community responder programs that…Read More