Meghan Ogle, PhD

Reducing Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Pennsylvania’s Youth Justice System

Meghan Ogle previously served as a Stoneleigh Emerging Leader Fellow at Georgetown University’s Center for Juvenile Justice Reform. In this role, Meghan evaluated system reform efforts in Pennsylvania aimed at reducing the racial and ethnic system disparities faced by youth of color.

Meghan is a criminologist with expertise in youth justice policy and program evaluation. Her dissertation examined the use of solitary confinement among pre-adjudicatory youth in Florida’s juvenile detention centers, and whether racial and ethnic disparities exist in this practice. As a result of her research, Meghan sought funding for implicit bias testing and training for juvenile detention officers in Florida’s Department of Juvenile Justice (FDJJ).

While completing her doctorate, Meghan worked at FDJJ’s Office of Research and Data Integrity, most recently as a Senior Management Analyst Supervisor. She has published in both peer-reviewed journals and government briefing reports and has presented her research to both academic and practitioner audiences.

Meghan holds bachelor’s degrees in psychology and brain and cognitive sciences from the University of Rochester and a master’s and PhD in criminology and criminal justice from Florida State University.

Emerging Leader Fellow


Georgetown University’s Center for Juvenile Justice Reform


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