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For 25 years, Jessica Nicely has shared her remarkable story of a childhood marked by loss and punctuated by physical violence, emotional abuse and neglect. Thousands of listeners in schools, conferences, law enforcement and more have been inspired by Jessica’s journey of resiliency and hope — a story that lets the listener leave with renewed optimism that they too can overcome the trauma of adverse childhood experiences. 


Partial list of Notable Speaking Engagements:


  • Arizona House of Representatives

  • Arizona Courts Association Conferences

  • Annual Prevent Child Abuse Arizona Prevention Conferences

  • A Trauma-Informed Approach to Child Abuse & Trafficking

  • Pinal County Domestic Violence Conference

  • Maricopa County Court Training

  • Mohave County Court & Probation Conference

  • Pinal County Court Training

  • Take Back the Night, Prescott Valley Police Department

  • Yavapai Family Advocacy Center 

  • Safe Hive, Child Abuse Prevention Training

Thank you so much for your presentations. Your knowledge, experience, and passion for the children in this community is unmatched! Thank you for all you do and for taking time to share with us!"

"This class was by far the most educational."

"Against all odds, you've made some incredibly positive choices that have shaped a life full of purpose. Your spirit and passion for life is inspiring. Thank you again for sharing your courageous story." 

"Please keep this class for future years. Great information! Great instructor!"

"Your courage and compassion is so inspiring. The ladies are still talking about your presentation. We appreciate you."

"Jessica is truly a model of resilience and should speak at

Judicial Educational Opportunities."

"Thank you for sharing your personal story and experience as a survivor.  You are truly an inspiration and I wish I had even half the courage you have to say you were a victim and to speak about it."

"My favorite class so far. Very informative."

Speaking Engagement


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