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Anica Stieve

Program Manager

Anica Stieve serves as a Program Manager in the NCJA Center for Justice Planning. In this position, Anica provides program management support to a portfolio of programs including the Byrne Justice Assistance Grant (Byrne JAG) and the Byrne State Crisis Intervention Program (Byrne SCIP). Anica also provides technical assistance to state administering agencies, local criminal justice advisory boards and councils in the development of comprehensive strategic plans and the implementation of innovative, evidence-informed programs and practices.

Anica brings over fourteen years of experience in criminal justice policy and practice in both government and non-profit roles. This experience includes eight years of strategic planning, research and program management with a focus on best practice violence intervention and prevention strategies. Prior to joining NCJA, Anica served as a Grant Manager in the Office of Firearm Safety and Violence Prevention, Washington State Department of Commerce. As Manager of Washington’s Byrne Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) Program, Anica led a transformational strategic planning process, identifying new priorities and engaging community and system stakeholders to guide Washington’s JAG Program for the next five years. In this role, Anica leveraged collective wisdom and built authentic relationships to develop a collaborative plan with shared goals, guided by a vision/mission rooted in sustainable change through diverse community investments.

Anica earned dual bachelor’s degrees in Sociology and Law, Societies and Justice from the University of Washington, as well as an Executive Master’s Degree in Public Administration from the Evans School of Public Policy and Governance. While focusing on systems change, Anica works in partnership with local communities to stay connected and involved with those most impacted through local volunteer work in juvenile and criminal justice settings.

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