About Melanie G. Snyder

Melanie G. Snyder currently serves as the Executive Director of the Lancaster County Reentry Management Organization (RMO) – a coalition of over 40 criminal justice, human services and faith-based organizations, to improve community safety by helping people transitioning out of prison to become productive citizens and remain crime-free. She provides consulting, strategic planning and facilitation services to newly forming reentry coalitions in other regions and states. Melanie is the author of Grace Goes to Prison: An Inspiring Story of Hope and Humanity (Brethren Press, 2009) and was one of the featured speakers at TEDx Lancaster, 2014. She is a certified instructor for the Annie E. Casey Foundation’s Healing Communities model, a National Institute of Corrections certified Offender Workforce Development Specialist, and a Restorative Justice Mediator. She is on the Affiliated Faculty of Elizabethtown College, and is frequently a guest speaker at universities, civic groups, churches and other venues across the United States, on subjects including restorative justice, criminal justice, prisoner re-entry, families and children of prisoners, and related topics. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Social Work and Psychology as well as a Master’s Degree in Business Administration.