Alicia Kozakiewicz, at age 13, became the victim of an Internet luring and was abducted to another state where she was held captive. She is the founder of The Alicia Project, an international advocate, public speaker, and media personality who has devoted her life to raising awareness of missing persons and protecting children against predatory crime.
She has been featured in PBS’s award-winning, Alicia’s Message and EIE’s Emmy-winning, Alicia’s Story, on the Oprah Winfrey, Dr. Phil, Fox & Friends, Good Morning America, Anderson Live, CNN, ABC, MSNBC, and more, and in numerous publications including People and Cosmopolitan. Additionally, Alicia has joined Investigation Discovery.
She co-authored an OJJDP publication, You’re Not Alone: The Journey From Abduction to Empowerment, testified before Congress, and works to pass Alicia’s Law nationally.
Alicia has received a Jefferson Award and the Courage Award from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children.
Currently, she is working towards her M.A. in Forensic Psychology. Her focus is to not only assist in the recovery of the missing, but also to support those, and their families, who have been affected by abduction and sexual exploitation.