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Alicia Tabliago

Pronouns: She/Her

Senior Research Director
Alicia has expertise and extensive work history in the field of problem-solving courts, sexual assault, and human trafficking.

Alicia is a senior research director in the Economics, Justice & Society department at NORC at University of Chicago. She has over 20 years of experience in program development and implementation, stakeholder engagement, policy analysis and technical assistance in the criminal court system and in the non-profit victim advocacy arena. Her expertise is in domestic sex trafficking, sexual assault response, criminal justice systems,  problem-solving courts, and trauma-informed approaches for justice-involved individuals. Alicia’s current work is centered around program implementation, data analysis and evaluation, technical assistance, and strategic communications for several federal government agencies and large foundations. 

Alicia’s current work consists of data collection design for the Department of Justice, evaluation training and technical assistance for the Department of Defense Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Office, stakeholder engagement and web-based collaborations for the Department of Health and Human Services, qualitative analysis for the Bureau of Justice Statistics, and evaluation for the MacArthur Foundation Safety and Justice Challenge. 

Prior to NORC, Alicia was a Coordinator for the New York State Unified Court System and Allegheny County Court of Common Pleas in Pittsburgh, PA where she developed policies, designed and implemented problem-solving courts including sex offense courts and human trafficking intervention courts, and designed identification tools for justice-involved survivors. Prior to that work, she was the Senior Sexual Assault Response Staff for the sexual assault advocate program at the Erie County Rape Crisis Center and was stationed in the Buffalo Police Department, Sex Offense Squad.



State University of New York at Oswego

Honors & Awards

Special Service Award | 2020

Erie County Bar Association

Outstanding Dedication & Commitment Award | 2011

New York State Unified Court System

Victim Advocate of the Year | 2007

It Happened to Alexa Foundation

Project Contributions

Buffalo Network Evaluability Assessment

Determining the evaluation readiness of a metropolitan network service delivery model for trafficked persons


National Institute of Justice

Facilitating Criminal Records Analysis

NORC helps researchers study recidivism at a lower cost with more accuracy and greater efficiency


Bureau of Justice Statistics

Census of Tribal Court Systems

Collecting the 2024 Census of Tribal Court Systems Data


Bureau of Justice Statistics

Census of Tribal Law Enforcement Agencies

Collecting the 2024 Census of Tribal Law Enforcement Agencies Data


Bureau of Justice Statistics

MacArthur Safety & Justice Challenge Evaluation

Evaluation of the MacArthur Foundation’s Safety and Justice Challenge to reduce jail populations across the U.S.


MacArthur Foundation

Physician-Focused Payment Model Technical Advisory Committee (PTAC)

Supporting and evaluating physician-generated ideas for improving care and lowering costs


U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation