Debra Postil is a veteran county prosecutor in Riverside, the Co-Founding Executive Director of Women Wonder Writers, a mentoring nonprofit organization, and Co-Creator of The Write of Your L!fe™, an expression, esteem and empathy building youth program. At the District Attorney’s Office, her current assignment is Countywide School Attendance Review Board Prosecutor, where she works with school districts and juvenile justice professionals to implement alternative youth programs to suspension, expulsion and incarceration. Previously, Debra has handled Parole Hearings and cases involving sexual assault and child abuse, domestic violence, political corruption, group home fraud, gang crimes and homicides. Debra has won numerous awards including Community Hero, Young Professional of the Year, Bulldog: Stick it To Em, and is a two-time recipient of the Prosecutor of the Year award.
Debra holds a bachelors degree in Political Science from UCLA and law degree from Loyola Law School. She coaches high school mock trial for Mater Dei High School in Santa Ana, was born and raised in Los Angeles, and decided at eleven years old she would become an attorney and voice for women. Debra is the legal thriller author of The Mamacita Murders and children’s book author of It’s This Monkey’s Business, both dealing with domestic violence. Debra sits on numerous boards including as the Board Vice President of Gateway College & Career Academy, Director of Philanthropy of Orange County Young Executives (OCYE), Board Treasurer of The Pick Group, and Board Secretary of the California Association of Youth Courts (CAYC).
Debra sees writing and speaking about trauma and abuse from different perspectives as a way to educate the public, build empathy and resilience, and break the silence of domestic violence.