Melanie Shapiro joins the Maryland Network Against Domestic Violence as the Public Policy Director. Melanie comes to MNADV from the Maryland Office of the Public Defender where she worked in various roles including as a member of the Government Relations Team and the former Chief Attorney for the Baltimore City Juvenile Division. Prior to joining the MOPD, Ms. Shapiro represented children in child protective and juvenile delinquency proceedings at the Legal Aid Society’s Juvenile Rights Division in New York City. Ms. Shapiro was a judicial clerk for the Honorable Ruth A. Jakubowski in the Baltimore County Circuit Court. She received her J.D. from the University of Maryland School of Law and her B.A. from Franklin & Marshall College.