Mary Vail Ware is the senior director for Justice and Victim Services at ICF.  She is also project director for the Office for Victims of Crime Training and Technical Assistance Center (OVC TTAC). OVC TTAC provides victim-centered capacity building, training and technical assistance, and mass violence response for organizations and communities across the United States. Prior to joining OVC TTAC, Ms. Ware was the director of programs and outreach for the Virginia Office of the Attorney General. She managed initiatives in the following areas: Respect Richmond, Project Safe Neighborhoods, the Norfolk Gang Recidivism Prevention Project, anti-gang training and initiatives, human trafficking initiatives, school-based prevention programs, family violence prevention, re-entry efforts, training for law enforcement, victim-witness assistance, community capacity building relative to criminal justice solutions, crime prevention efforts for senior citizens, testing of sexual assault kits, Lethality Assessment Protocol training, sexual assault prevention programs and training, and campus sexual violence prevention and intervention training. Ms. Ware was the director of the Virginia Criminal Injuries Compensation Fund (CICF). CICF assists victims of violent crimes with out-of-pocket expenses associated with the crime. CICF is a multimillion-dollar special purpose fund financed by state and federal court fees. Ms. Ware responded to the 9/11 attack on the Pentagon, the Virginia sniper attacks, the 4/16 shooting at Virginia Tech, Sandy Hook, the Orlando Pulse shooting, the Las Vegas shooting, as well as other mass casualty crime incidents. Ms. Ware authored first in the nation legislation requiring all Virginia emergency plans to include methods to protect the rights of victims of crime. She served as a member of the Governor’s Commission on Sexual Violence and the Governor’s Domestic Violence Prevention and Response Advisory Board. Ms. Ware was the executive director of Quin Rivers Agency for Community Action, Inc., a nonprofit that serves five rural counties in central Virginia. Ms. Ware earned both her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Social Work from Virginia Commonwealth University, where she has served as a field instructor. She is a credentialed Project Management Professional and an assistant professor of Social Work at Virginia State University.