Welcome to the National Center for Victims of Crime

We are the nation's leading resource and advocacy organization for crime victims and those who serve them. Please join us as we forge a national commitment to help victims of crime rebuild their lives.

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Leadership

Mai Fernandez, Executive Director

Mai Fernandez is executive director of the National Center for Victims of Crime, a position she has held since June 2010. With a distinguished 25-year career in the criminal justice, nonprofit, and policy arenas, Fernandez brings to the National Center extensive national, state, and local leadership experience in victim-related work. Formerly the acting executive director of the Latin American Youth Center -- a DC-based nonprofit organization that provides multicultural underserved youth with education, social, and job training services -- Fernandez has spent the last 13 years managing programs that serve victims of child abuse, sex trafficking, and gang violence. 

Before joining the Latin American Youth Center, 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.

Mai Fernandez received her undergraduate degree from Dickinson College, Juris Doctor from American University, and Masters in Public Administration from Harvard University's JFK School of Government. Mai [pronounced "MY"] resides with her husband and son in Washington, DC.

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The National Center for Victims of Crime is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization. Donations to the National Center are tax deductible.