On The Rise 2019

Ann Ratnayake Macy

National Center for Child Abuse Statistics & Policy, Washington, DC

National Center for Child Abuse Statistics & Policy, Washington, DC

Ann Ratnayake Macy

Ann is the Executive Director of the National Center for Child Abuse Statistics and Policy. NCCASP produces improved outcomes in child abuse cases by introducing innovation in law, technology, and science into the U.S. child protection system.  NCCASP’s current campaign focuses on closing the gap in state criminal codes for cases of child torture.

Prior to NCCASP, Ann spent nearly a decade working at the National District Attorneys Association’s Child Abuse Unit as a senior staff attorney where she functioned as a subject matter expert on cases, and liaison between state prosecutors and federally funded child abuse initiatives. She is licensed to practice law in both Texas and the District of Columbia. She graduated from Texas A&M University, and from Baylor University Law School. Ann is a co-chair of the ABA victim’s committee, serves on the Criminal Justice Council and Commission on Youth at Risk, and is a Presidential Leadership Scholar Class of 2018.