Robin is the Founder and CEO of The Bail Project, a national nonprofit that provides free bail assistance and community-based pretrial support to thousands of low-income people every year.
Over a 35-year career as a public defender, Robin represented thousands of individuals and founded two legal services organizations: The Bronx Defenders in the South Bronx and Still She Rises in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Her newest initiative, The Bail Project has local teams in over 20 cities and has provided bail assistance to over 12,000 people to date.
Robin is a Senior Fellow of the Criminal Justice Program at UCLA School of Law and a frequent commentator on criminal justice issues. She has contributed opinion pieces to The New York Times, The Marshall Project, and USA Today, and her academic publications have appeared in leading law and policy journals, including NYU Review of Law & Social Change, Yale Law & Policy Review, and Harvard Journal of African-American Public Policy.