Madeleine Behr

Policy Associate

Chicago Alliance Against Sexual Exploitation.

Madeleine Behr is a policy associate at the Chicago Alliance Against Sexual Exploitation. She provides support for CAASE's policy advocacy against sexual harm and the root causes of sexual harm at the local and state level, which includes work on End Demand Illinois, improving law enforcement's response towards survivors of the commercial sex trade in Chicago, advocating for criminal justice reform, among other issues. Before working at CAASE, she was a government and investigative reporter at USA TODAY NETWORK-Wisconsin and the Wisconsin Center for Investigative Journalism where she covered the 2016 elections, Wisconsin's rape evidence kit backlog, the foster care system, electronic monitoring of formerly incarcerated people on the sex offender registry, and more. Originally from the Chicago suburbs, Madeleine is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Madison with bachelor’s degrees in journalism and legal studies. Currently, she is pursuing a Master's in Public Policy degree at DePaul University.