Senior Program Manager, Tribal Justice Exchange
Center for Justice Innovation
Melanie Fritzsche is a senior program manager for the Center for Justice Innovation’s Tribal Justice Exchange. Melanie works with Tribal Courts to assist them with needs assessments. She also provides technical assistance to tribes to enhance their justice systems and is part of the Tribal risk-need-responsivity tool project. Prior to joining Center for Justice Innovation, Melanie was with the American Indian Law Center as an assistant director and staff attorney. She assisted tribes with development and implementation of Tribal Court operations and code development. Melanie has a Juris Doctor from the University of New Mexico School of Law with a certificate in Indian law, and a bachelor of arts degree in history/government from Adams State College in Alamosa, Colorado. Melanie is a member of Laguna Pueblo. She is licensed to practice law in the state of New Mexico.