Ms. Hickman's work focuses on improving the well-being of vulnerable adolescents, including those involved in the juvenile justice system, pregnant and parenting teens, and adolescents exposed to human trafficking. She currently serves as the project director for two OJJDP-funded evaluations (now administered through NIJ). The first is a process evaluation of the Virginia Department of Juvenile Justice Regional Service Coordinator Model and the second is a rigorous evaluation of the Virginia Department of Juvenile Justice's Second Chance Act Reentry Reform Initiative. She previously served as the qualitative lead on an NIJ-funded project examining the ways juvenile justice practitioners engage with research. Ms. Hickman is experienced in qualitative research methods including focus groups, semi-structured interviews, and cognitive interviews. She has expertise in recruiting hard to reach populations such as high-risk adolescents, parents of adolescents, and non-English speaking populations. She is fluent in Spanish and proficient in Portuguese. Ms. Hickman is also experienced in quantitative analytic methods, including casual, descriptive, and spatial analyses using Stata and R.