Alicia Nicols, LSW

Position: Deputy Director, National Resource Center on Domestic Violence and Firearms

Alicia Nichols, LSW, is the Director of Innovation at the Battered Women’s Justice Project (BWJP) and serves as the Deputy Director of the National Resource Center on Domestic Violence and Firearms (a project of BWJP). Advocating for victims of violence for nearly 18 years, her work is rooted in the values of social justice, racial equity, accountability, and healing. She led the restorative justice program at the Minnesota Department of Corrections and advocated for victims of violence at the Office of Justice Programs in the Minnesota Department of Public Safety, Minnesota Coalition Against Sexual Assault, Minnesota Coalition for Battered Women, and Central Minnesota Sexual Assault Center. Alicia served on the board of directors for the Minnesota Social Services Association for 11 years including a term as board president. Ms. Nichols holds degrees in Social Work and Human Relations and Multicultural Education and is licensed as a social worker in Minnesota.

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