Elizabeth Cronin, Esq.
Elizabeth Cronin is Director of the New York State Office of Victim Services. She was appointed in 2013 by Governor Andrew M. Cuomo.
Previously, Ms. Cronin was the Director of the Office of Legal Affairs for the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. In that capacity, she was responsible for the operation of the Staff Attorney’s Office and Office of Staff Counsel (Circuit Mediation) and overseeing all of the legal work produced by the Office.
In addition, Ms. Cronin is a published author and frequent public speaker on legal and administrative topics, including prosecuting domestic violence cases, immigration law, and evidence, among others. She served on a number of advisory groups including for the Administrative Office for the U.S. Courts. She is a past president of the National Association of Appellate Court Attorneys.
Ms. Cronin was an adjunct professor in the Criminal Justice and Sociology Department at Pace University and taught classes to graduate and undergraduate students in the subjects of domestic violence, criminal justice, criminal law and law enforcement ethics. She also holds two certifications in coaching.
After having spent almost her entire career in public service, Director Cronin will continue to serve the public by ensuring that OVS remains true to its mission of providing compensation to innocent victims of crime in a timely compassionate, and efficient manner; fund direct services to crime victims through its network of community based programs; and advocate for the rights and benefits of all innocent victims of crime.