Response Systems to Adult Sexual Assault Crimes Panel

Ms. Mai Fernandez

Mai Fernandez has been executive director of the National Center for Victims of Crime since June 2010. Ms. Fernandez has had a distinguished 25-year career in the criminal justice, nonprofit, and policy arenas. She has served as 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, and Ms. 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.

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