Known nationwide as a victims’ rights advocate after her brother’s murder in the infamous O. J. Simpson murder trial, Kim Goldman is the Executive Director of The Youth Project, a non-profit organization that provides free counseling, support groups, crisis intervention, and education and outreach to thousands of teenagers, since opening in 2000.
Kim has joined the nationally syndicated, Daytime Emmy nominated Crime Watch Daily with Chris Hansen as a special correspondent, beginning September 2016. This role as special correspondent is a privilege that Kim takes very seriously as she delves into victims’ stories, allowing them to share their experiences.
Kim also travels the country as an impassioned public speaker on victims’ rights, the role of the media, judicial reform, and other related topics. Some speaking highlights include: Keynote Speaker for numerous such as National Victims’ Rights Week events, Parents of Murdered Children Victims Conferences, The FBI National Academy Conference, Department of Justice (OJP), Speaker at Governor Wilson’s Conference for Women, and guest speaker/panelist at universities and national events.
As an accomplished writer, Kim has appeared twice on the NY Times Bestseller list with His Name is Ron, Our Search for Justice, and If I Did It, Confessions of the Killer. In 2014, Kim authored her memoir Can’t Forgive, and in 2015, Media Circus, A Look at Private Tragedy in the Public Eye. Kim is in development for a documentary style series, promoting the resilience of victims and survivors and is the co-host of Broadscast, a radio show/podcast for and about women.
The founding Co-Chair of The Ron Goldman Foundation for Justice, Kim also serves as an Advisory Board Member for Habitat For Heroes, Board Member for the National Center for Victims of Crime, Vision 21 Committee member, and has collaborated with P.A.V.E (sexual assault prevention and awareness), Crime Survivors Inc., and other non-profit organizations dedicated to serving victims of crime.
Kim contributes to a variety of national media outlets and has been a guest on news programs such as Oprah, 20/20, TODAY, Good Morning America, CBS This Morning, Dateline, Primetime Live, Dr. Phil and others.
Kim’s commitment to youth and those in need has positioned her as a leader in her community where she was recognized by Soroptimist International with the Making a Difference for Women award, honored as one of “40 under 40 Leaders” Business Professionals, nominated for Leadership in Non-Profit, received a “Going Above and Beyond” award from Crime Survivors in 2012, recognized as one of 51 Most Influential Leaders in Northern Los Angeles, and is a recipient of the Frank Carrington Champion of Civil Justice Award.