|Robin Sax is a former L.A. County Deputy District Attorney who specialized in prosecuting sex crimes against children. For over fifteen years Robin prosecuted some of the most despicable defendants who committed the most heinous crimes. Robin has also prosecuted hundreds of felony crimes including homicides, stalking, domestic violence, elder abuse, child abuse, and gang crimes.
As one of the prosecuting attorneys for the Child Sexual Assault division of the L.A. County Sex Crimes Unit, Robin worked with a multi-disciplinary team at UCLA’s Rape Treatment Center/The Stuart House.
While working with law enforcement, victims’ advocates, social workers, and members of the L.A. Dept of Children and Family Services, she investigated and prosecuted hundreds of child sexual assault cases.
Robin is an in-house NBC News legal analyst. She is also a regular guest commentator for several other national television shows, analyzing many hi-profile cases including CNN Larry King Live, HLN Nancy Grace, NBC Today Show, Dr. Phil, Tyra Bank, CBS Early Show, Issues with Jane Velez Mitchell, HLN’s Primes News, Fox Geraldo at Large, Hollywood 411, E! Insider and many others. She has commentated on high profile cases including Jaycee Duggard, Amber Dubois, Chelsea King, Anthony Sowell, Roman Polanski, Charlie Sheen, Michael Jackson, Casey Anthony, Natalee Holloway, Drew Peterson, OJ Simpson and many others.
Robin is a co-founder of the Justice Interrupted advocacy radio show with Stacy Dittrich. Justice Interrupted highlights cases that have not received the media attention they deserve. Robin and Stacy advocate for victim’s rights, appropriate sentences, and justice.
Through her Kid Scene Investigation programs, Robin teaches hundreds of parents how to get tech savvy, recognize the symptoms of Internet danger, identify cyber crimes and cyber bullying, and develop a personalized Internet protocol for their family.
Robin has been an expert for People Magazine, The New York Times, Cosmopolitan, Marie Claire, L.A. Times, Kids LA, and many other print and online publications.
Sax is a regular contributor for The Huffington Post, MomLogic, Psychology Today, Crimesider/CBS News, and also a blog called Women in Crime Ink. Robin has her own weekly SaxFacts Newsletter and blog - found on www.robinsax.com. SaxFacts is a weekly email update on all of Robin’s TV media appearances, print publications, speaking appearances, and victim’s rights activities. Robin also provides rants and resources (“finds”) for everything from scouting for a nanny to getting a trust notarized.
Robin is an author who has written six books that draw upon her vast experience as a sex-crimes prosecutor, legal commentator, child advocate and parenting expert. Titles include: “Predators and Child Molesters: A Sex Crimes D.A. Answers 100 of The Most Asked Questions,” “The Complete Idiot's Guide to the Criminal Justice System,” “It Happens Every Day: Inside the Life of a Sex Crimes D.A.,” “Women’s Legal Lives: Reaching the Bar,” “Women’s Legal Lives: Raising the Bar,” and “Everything I Learned About Parenting I Learned In Court.”
For over a decade, Robin has been an in-demand public speaker on the topics of child sexual assault, family violence, domestic abuse, stalking, Internet safety, and the criminal justice system. She also regularly shares her valuable insight and expertise with members of the FBI, L.A. Police Department, Sheriff’s Department, and the California District Attorney’s Association.
Robin is an adjunct professor of Women and Crime at Cal State Los Angeles and a lecturer on criminal law and the justice system in UCLA’s Paralegal Training Program.
In her program, “You Be the Judge,” a kid’s mock trial program, Robin poses hypothetical ethical dilemmas for children to discuss, ponder, argue, and resolve.
Robin coaches junior and senior high school mock trial teams for the Constitutional Rights Foundation and mentors high school students who want to learn more about life as a prosecutor.
Robin has worked tirelessly to protect children from sexual abuse and support victims of domestic abuse. She has received many community commendations including being recognized by the Agape Foundation, Justice for Homicide Victims and the American Bar Association. She has received awards from First Star Foundation, Justice for Homicide Victims, Agape Foundation Against Domestic Violence, and the National Women’s Political Causes, among others.
In 2001, Robin created the highly successful Kids Safe Day©, a free program targeted at communities to help educate parents and children. Several organizations now sponsor Kids Safe Days, which provide information about child abuse, sexual assault, abduction, and domestic violence, give members of the community an opportunity to meet law enforcement and public safety personnel and equip families with fingerprints and photos of their children.
Robin is on advisory boards for the Innocent Justice Foundation and The Awareness Center (organizations dedicated to addressing sexual violence and abuse), and the NEST Foundation (building awareness for human trafficking). She is an expert panelist for Kiwi Commons (preventing online abuse and “sexting” awareness) and is a Senior Counselor for FirstStar.org.
Robin lives with her husband and three children in L.A.
Women in the Law, Radio, & Media: getting ahead
Utilizing The Media to Advocate for Change
Sex crimes, pedophilia, sex offender classifications, state laws
Kidnapping, abductions, amber alert, missing children
Homicides & other violent crimes
Child abuse, neglect
Domestic Violence, spousal abuse, abuser profiles
Active shooter, school shootings, workplace killings
Bomb & death threats
Burglaries, Home Invasions, Robberies, car jacking
Animal abuse, animal cruelty
Narcotics, illegal drugs, drug trafficking local, federal
OFFENDERS / AT-RISK GROUPS:
Religious cults, groups
Serial killers, mass murderers, serial rapists
Public protests, civil rights groups
Drug house, drug dealers
POLICE PROCEDURES / TACTICS & LEGAL SYSTEM:
Crime scene investigations-what to look for
Police tactics, Police Use of Force
Vehicle pursuit, car stops
Surveillance, surveillance techniques
Search warrants, execution and probably cause
Law enforcement departmental policies, administration
Hostage, stand-offs, hostage negotiating
SWAT raids, tactics
Lie detectors, voice stress analysis machine
Interview, interrogation tactics for suspects
Jail, prison, corrections officers
Court cases, jury selection, court testimony
Judicial System from police officers' standpoint
Dealing with mentally ill subjects
Corrupt police officers
High profile criminal cases
Slain police officers
PUBLIC EDUCATION / INTEREST:
Incest, teen pregnancy
Computer predators, myspace, facebook
General security, safety tips, women's defense tips
Children's stranger dangers for parents