Miriam Aroni Krinsky is the Executive Director of Fair and Just Prosecution, a project that supports and inter-connects recently elected leaders of prosecutors' offices committed to new thinking and innovation. She has spent the past few decades working in public service, justice system reform and academia, including 15 years as a federal prosecutor -- both in Los Angeles and on a strike force in the Mid-Atlantic region. During that tenure, she served in the Central District of California as Chief of the General Crimes Sections, Chief of the Criminal Appellate Section, chaired the Solicitor General’s Advisory Group on Appellate Issues and served on the Attorney General’s Advisory Committee on Sentencing.
In 2012, Miriam served as the Executive Director of Los Angeles County’s Citizens’ Commission on Jail Violence, a high-level Commission appointed to investigate allegations of excessive force by Los Angeles Sheriff’s deputies in L.A. County jails. Thereafter, Ms. Krinsky served as the Transition Team Director and post-election Special Advisor to a newly elected Sheriff committed to reforming the LA Sheriff’s Department. She has taught at the UCLA School of Public Policy and at Loyola and Southwestern Law Schools, with a focus on youth at risk and juvenile justice issues, served as a policy consultant on youth violence prevention, juvenile justice, and justice reform issues for The California Endowment and spent five years as the Executive Director of the Children’s Law Center of Los Angeles – a 200-plus person legal services organization representing over 20,000 abused and neglected children. She also served on various bodies including as President of the Los Angeles County Bar Association (the first lawyer from the public sector to hold that office), on the Los Angeles City Ethics Commission (serving as Commission President for three years), on the California Judicial Council and California State Bar Board of Trustees (by appointment of the California Supreme Court) and on the American Law Institute Sentencing Project Advisory group and the ALI Principles of Policing Advisory Group. She has testified before national and state legislative bodies, authored over 50 articles, and lectured nationwide on criminal law, law enforcement oversight and reform, juvenile justice, and sentencing issues.