Executive Director, National Center for Victims of Crime
Mai Fernandez is executive director of the National Center for Victims of Crime, a position she has held since June 2010. With a distinguished 30-year career in the criminal justice, nonprofit, and policy arenas, Ms. Fernandez brings extensive national, state, and local leadership experience in victim-related work.
Previously, Ms. Fernandez served as Assistant District Attorney for New York County, helping victims navigate the criminal justice system and pleading their cases before the court. She also developed policy for victims of domestic and youth violence at the U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, and served as a Congressional aide to U.S. Representatives Mickey Leland and Jim Florio.
Ms. Fernandez received her undergraduate degree from Dickinson College, law degree from American University, and Masters in Public Administration from Harvard University's JFK School of Government.