Emily Dindial is a policy and advocacy counsel in the National Political Advocacy Department at the ACLU where she develops policy and manages legislative campaigns related to the criminalization of poverty, with a focus on court fines and fees. She worked on the ABA resolution on fines and fees and serves on the steering committee for the national Free to Drive Coalition. Prior to joining the ACLU, Emily was a policy analyst at the Innocence Project where she worked on policy initiatives to prevent wrongful convictions. She is also a member of the Jails Action Coalition and has assisted with Article 78 petitions on behalf of people incarcerated on Rikers Island. She is a graduate of the University of Arizona and Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law.