Mission: THE MISSION OF CRIME SURVIVORS IS TO PROVIDE HOPE AND HEALING TO VICTIMS AND SURVIVORS OF CRIME THROUGH ADVOCACY AND THE SUPPORT OF RESOURCES, INFORMATION, AND EMPOW ... (More)

Crime Survivors Inc. is a 501(c)(3) organization, with an IRS ruling year of 2004, and donations are tax-deductible.

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Contact Information

  www.crimesurvivors.org

  PO BOX 54552
Irvine CA 92619-4552


 Important note on the timeliness of ratings

The IRS is significantly delayed in processing nonprofits' annual tax filings (Forms 990). As a result, the Finance & Accountability score for Crime Survivors Inc. is outdated and the overall rating may not be representative of its current operations. Please check with the charity directly for any questions you may have.


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Encompass Rating System by Charity Navigator


Overall Score

70

out of 100

This charity's score is a failing score.
This overall score is calculated from multiple beacon scores: 35% Finance & Accountability, 50% Impact & Results, 10% Leadership & Adaptability, and 5% Culture & Community


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...   Finance & Accountability


This score provides an assessment of a nonprofit's financial health (stability, efficiency and sustainability) and its commitment to governance practices and policies.


Finance & Accountability Score

49

out of 100

The score earned by Crime Survivors Inc. is a failing score

This V6 of the Finance & Accountability Score provides a baseline measure of an organization's health including the indicators listed in the report below.

This score represents Form 990 data from 2019, the latest year electronically filed and published by the IRS.



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Finance & Accountability Report

49

of 100 points

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Program Expense

Program Expense Ratio

92.16%

Higher effect on score

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The Program Expense Ratio is determined by Program Expenses divided by Total Expense (average of most recent three 990s). This measure reflects the percent of its total expenses a charity spends on the programs and services it exists to deliver.


Program Expense Percentage

Amount of Credit Received

70% or higherFull Credit
60% - 69.9%Partial Credit
50% - 59.9%Zero Points for Program Expense Score
Below 50%Zero Points for Both Program Expense AND Liabilities to Assets Scores

Source: IRS Form 990

Board Composition

0/11 Independent

Higher effect on score


Charity Navigator looks for at least 3 board members, with more than 50% of those members identified as independent (not salaried).


The presence of an independent governing body is strongly recommended by many industry professionals to allow for full deliberation and diversity of thinking on governance and other organizational matters.


Source: IRS Form 990

Independent Audit or Financial Review

No Audit/Review

Higher effect on score


An Audit, Review, or Compilation provides important information about financial accountability and accuracy. Organizations are scored based on their Total Revenue Amount:

Total Revenue Amount

Expectation to Receive Credit

$1 million or higherExpected to complete an audit
$500,000 - $1 millionExpected to complete an audit, review, or compilation
Less than $500,000No expectation (removed from scoring methodology)

Source: IRS Form 990

Liabilities to Assets Ratio

3.86%

Lower effect on score


The Liabilities to Assets Ratio is determined by Total Liabilities divided by Total Assets (most recent 990). This ratio is an indicator of an organization’s solvency and/or long-term sustainability.

Liabilities to Assets Ratio

Amount of Credit Received

Less than 50%Full Credit
50% - 59.9%Partial Credit
60% or moreNo Credit

Source: IRS Form 990

Website

Listed

Lower effect on score


Charity Navigator looks for a website on the Form 990 as an accountability and transparency metric.


Nonprofits act in the public trust and reporting publicly on activities is an important component.


Source: IRS Form 990

Conflict of Interest Policy

Listed

Lower effect on score


Charity Navigator looks for the existence of a conflict of interest policy on the Form 990 as an accountability and transparency measure.


This policy protects the organization and by extension those it serves, when it is considering entering into a transaction that may benefit the private interest of an officer, director and/or key employee of the organization.


Source: IRS Form 990

Board Meeting Minutes

Documented

Lower effect on score


Charity Navigator looks to confirm on the Form 990 that the organization has this process in place as an accountability and transparency measure.


An official record of the events that take place during a board meeting ensures that a contemporaneous document exists for future reference.


Source: IRS Form 990

Document Retention and Destruction

Missing

Lower effect on score


Charity Navigator looks for the existence of a document retention and destruction policy per the Form 990 as an accountability and transparency measure.


This policy establishes guidelines for the handling, backing up, archiving and destruction of documents. These guidelines foster good record keeping procedures that promote data integrity.


Source: IRS Form 990

Whistleblower Policy

Missing

Lower effect on score


Charity Navigator looks for the existence of a whistleblower policy per the Form 990 as an accountability and transparency measure.


This policy outlines procedures for handling employee complaints, as well as a confidential way for employees to report financial or other types of mismanagement.


Source: IRS Form 990

Additional Information

Unscored

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Total Revenue and Expenses

Total Revenue and Expenses

This chart displays the trend of revenue and expenses over the past several years for this organization, as reported on their IRS Form 990.

Salary of Key Persons

Presented here are up to five of this organization's highest compensated employees. This compensation data includes salary, cash bonuses, and expense accounts and is displayed exactly how it is reported to the IRS. The amounts do not include nontaxable benefits, deferred compensation, or other amounts not reported on Form W-2. In some cases, these amounts may include compensation from related organizations. Read the IRS policies for compensation reporting



PATRICIA WENSKUNAS, FOUNDER CEO

$90,000


BEVERLY JOHNSON, BOARD MEMBER

$0


JANET WILSON-IRVING, BOARD MEMBER

$0


STEVE KATZ, BOARD MEMBER

$0


TERRY JOHNSON, BOARD MEMBER

$0


Source: IRS Form 990 (page 7), filing year 2019

Business Master File Data

Below are some key data points from the Exempt Organization IRS Business Master File (BMF) for this organization. Learn more about the BMF on the IRS website


Activities:

Activity data not reported from the IRS


Foundation Status:

Organization which receives a substantial part of its support from a governmental unit or the general public   170(b)(1)(A)(vi) (BMF foundation code: 15)


Affiliation:

Independent - the organization is an independent organization or an independent auxiliary (i.e., not affiliated with a National, Regional, or Geographic grouping of organizations). (BMF affiliation code: 3)

Data Sources: IRS Forms 990

The Form 990 is a document that nonprofit organizations file with the IRS annually. We leverage finance and accountability data from it to form Encompass ratings. Click here to view this organization's Forms 990 on the IRS website (if any are available).

Pandemic Response

Due to the unprecedented nature of the pandemic, we give charities such as this one the opportunity to share the story of COVID's impact on them. Charities may submit their own pandemic responses through their nonprofit portal.


Crime Survivors Inc. reported being impacted by COVID-19 in the following ways:
  • Program Delivery

  • Revenue

  • Staffing

  • Grants Received

  • Balance Sheet


How COVID-19 impacted the organization's operations financially:

The COVID-19 pandemic has required Crime Survivors, Inc. dba Crime Survivors Resource Center (CSRC) to cancel all of its in-person events, which include two of its largest fundraising events in 2020. CSRC has lost critical sponsors and vendors, as well as regular donors, that support our programs and services, and most importantly, provide critical supportive services to some of the most vulnerable and marginalized in our communities. All donations, and other revenue have decreased. Furthermore, a lot of CSRC’s programs and services are run with support from volunteers whereby CSRC averages 100 volunteers to support CSRC. Due to the immediate effects of COVID-19, CSRC currently has only 20 dedicated volunteers.


How COVID-19 impacted the organization's delivery of programs:

The cancellation of in-person events and programs, as well as the decrease in funding, has impacted CSRC’s capacity to meet the needs of the community served. During the pandemic, many of our clients have found themselves in situations for which they are unprepared, and where they are thrust into a system that can, at times, “revictimize” individuals by causing them to relive their experience in excruciating detail and where their rights and entitlements are not always well represented. Many survivors are low-income, racial and ethnic minorities, and sometimes lack knowledge of our justice and survivor support system. Also, at risk are family members, including children, who are caught up in the trauma affecting family members. These target populations are now in social isolation and are unable to access supportive service and resources. While we have transitioned to a virtual model, the need exceeds CSRC’s capacity to fully implement programs and services remotely.


How this organization adapted to changing conditions caused by COVID-19:

CSRC has adapted to the changing conditions caused by COVID-19 by adopting a virtual platform to host support groups, and other events. While we have slowly started providing in-person services again, we still use a virtual platform to host support groups ensuring that we are meeting the needs of our target population; some who are more vulnerable and are unable to access services in-person. We are still able to support victimized children and families in Orange County through the Survivors Hope Fund/Pandemic Direct Program Support:, which includes food/groceries; utilities (e.g., phone, rent, deposits); hygiene and essential necessities; diapers, wipes, powder and lotion; gas/transportation; hotel vouchers; re-location beds, bedding and pillows; re-location child clothing; re-location child furnishing; child victim emergency bags; and education, training, outreach, and supplies, such as computers/iPads.


Innovations the organization intends to continue permanently after the pandemic:

We anticipate continuing to provide access to support groups virtually. We found that attendance continues to stay up, and it addresses needs of some clients who experience transportation barriers and/or are unable to access services in-person. While we were not offering support groups virtually prior to the pandemic, the result has offered new avenues for receiving services; addressing the needs of our target population.


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...   Impact & Results


This score estimates the actual impact a nonprofit has on the lives of those it serves, and determines whether it is making good use of donor resources to achieve that impact.


Impact & Results Score

75

out of 100

Crime Survivors Inc. is cost-effective, earning a passing score.


Impact

$30 provides a bundle of goods to someone in need.



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Impact & Results Report

75

of 100 points


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Rated Program

Rated Program


Program

Survivors Hope Fund/Direct Program Support

Activities

The program directly distributes goods that fulfill the basic needs of its beneficiaries.

Program Type

Goods Provision

Beneficiaries Served

Program Geography

Time Period of Data

1/1/21 to 1/1/22


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Outcomes and Cost

Outcomes: Changes in the lives of those served by a nonprofit. They can be caused by the nonprofit.

Costs: The money spent by a nonprofit and its partners and beneficiaries.

Impact: Outcome caused by a nonprofit relative to its cost.

Cost-effectiveness: A judgment as to whether the cost was a good use of resources to cause the outcome.


Outcome Metric

Bundles of goods distributed


Outcome Data Source

Ratings are based on data the nonprofit itself collects on its work. We use the most recent year with sufficient data. Typically, this data allows us to calculate direct changes in participants' lives, such as increased income.


The nonprofit submitted data on the composition and market value of the goods it distributed.


Method for Attributing Outcomes

We don't know if the observed changes were caused by the nonprofit's program or something else happening at the same time (e.g., a participant got a raise). To determine causation, we take the outcomes we observe and subtract an estimate of the outcomes that would have happened even without the program (i.e., counterfactual outcomes).


We assume that the distribution of goods from one nonprofit's goods distribution program does not diminish the amount of goods distributed by any other (neighboring) goods distribution program. This “counterfactual” assumption about the amount of goods distributed in the absence of the nonprofit’s goods distribution program implies that the benefit of goods to a beneficiary in need constitutes a net gain; the gain is not offset by reductions in good provided to other beneficiaries in need. We therefore set the counterfactual to zero.


Cost Data Source

After estimating the program's outcomes, we need to determine how much it cost to achieve those outcomes. All monetary costs are counted, whether they are borne by a nonprofit service deliverer or by the nonprofit’s public and private partners.


Program cost data reported by the nonprofit. Partner and beneficiary costs reported by the nonprofit or estimated by Charity Navigator.


Cost Calculation

$45,000 program costs + $62 partner costs + $0 beneficiary costs = $45,062 total costs


Impact and Determination

We calculate impact, defined as the change in outcomes attributable to a program divided by the cost to achieve those outcomes.

Impact Calculation

$45,062 total costs / 1,592 bundles distributed = roughly $30 provides a bundle of goods to someone in need.

Benchmark for Rating

Impact & Results scores of goods provision programs are based on comparing the cost to distribute a bundle of goods against its value. Programs receive an Impact & Results score of 100 if the cost to distribute a bundle is less than 75% the value of that bundle and a score of 75 if they are less than 125%. If a nonprofit reports impact but doesn't meet the benchmark for cost-effectiveness, it earns a score of 50.

Determination

Cost-effective

Analysis Details


Analysis conducted in 2022 by Charity Navigator using data submitted by the nonprofit, theory and evidence from scientific research studies, and public datasets.

Additional Information

Unscored

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Largest Programs

Largest Programs



Crime Survivors Inc. reported its three largest programs on its FY 2019 Form 990 as:


$429,469

Spent in most recent FY

100%

Percent of program expenses


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$0

Spent in most recent FY

0%

Percent of program expenses


PREVENTION: THE BEST FORM OF PREVENTION IS ALWAYS EDUCATION. CRIME SURVIVORS IS ONE OF THE LEADING VICTIMS FOCUSED EDUCATORS IN SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA. WHETHER IT IS TRAINING LAW ENFORCEMENT, TESTIFYING  ... (More)


$0

Spent in most recent FY

0%

Percent of program expenses


AWARENESS: AS CRIME CONTINUES TO INCREASE IN OUR COMMUNITIES AND NEIGHBORHOODS AND VICTIMS RESOURCES BECOME HARDER TO COME BY, THE NEED FOR AWARENESS AND UNDERSTANDING HAS NEVER BEEN GREATER. CRIME SU ... (More)


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...   Leadership & Adaptability


This score provides an assessment of the organization's leadership capacity, strategic thinking and planning, and ability to innovate or respond to changes in constituent demand/need or other relevant social and economic conditions to achieve the organization's mission.


Leadership & Adaptability Score

100

out of 100

The score earned by Crime Survivors Inc. is a passing score.

Encompass Rating V4 provides an evaluation of the organization's Leadership & Adaptability through the nonprofit organization submitting a survey response directly to Charity Navigator.


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Leadership & Adaptability Report

100

of 100 points

Mission

The nonprofit organization presents evidence of strategic thinking through articulating the organization’s mission


To provide hope and healing to victims and survivors of crime through advocacy and the support of resources, information, and empowerment from the critical time after a crime occurs through the challenges and successes of surviving and thriving.


Source: Nonprofit submitted responses

Vision

The nonprofit organization presents evidence of strategic thinking through articulating the organization’s vision.


For victims of crime to recover from their experience mentally, physically, emotionally, and financially, by receiving respect, support, and protection from law enforcement, the judicial system, and the community.


Source: Nonprofit submitted responses

Strategic Goals

The nonprofit organization presents evidence of strategic thinking and goal setting through sharing their most important strategic goals.


Goal One: Recruit and engage volunteers with expertise to assist the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) with responsibility for coordination and management of administrative and programmatic components.

Goal Type: Invest in the capacity of our organization (financial, management, technical, etc.).


Goal Two: Explore ways to partner with other cities’ law enforcement and other resources to extend CSRC’s reach and attach new resources for the agency.

Goal Type: Grow, expand, scale or increase access to the existing programs and services.


Goal Three: Seek opportunities to collaborate with allied service providers to increase breadth and depth of services.

Goal Type: This goal reflects our commitment to further our advocacy work for our organization and or cause area.


Source: Nonprofit submitted responses

Leadership Development

The nonprofit provides evidence of investment in leadership development


Describe an investment in leadership

Leadership development is important at CSRC. In the last 12 to 18 months, we have focused on leadership development by having an outside strategic problem-solving skills and planning session with the CEO/Founder, Patricia Wenskunas, and the Board of Directors. Additionally, CSRC has a consultant/special advisor who is working with us to develop an extensive and growing leadership plan, which includes coaching, mentoring, peer-to-peer support, collaboration, professional development, sustainability, budgeting and marketing, and self-care. At CSRC, these areas are a priority for sustainability and growth for staff and Board of Director, which a focus on leadership and overall organizational success.

Source: Nonprofit submitted responses

Mobilizing for Mission

The nonprofit provides evidence of leadership through focusing externally and mobilizing resources for the mission.


This organization mobilizes for mission in the following ways:
  • Strategic Partnerships

  • Networks of Collective Impact Efforts

  • Raising Awareness

  • Community Building

  • Policy Advocacy

What are this organization’s external mobilizaton efforts?

CSRC provides comprehensive advocacy services for the needs, rights, and resources of crime victims and survivors, both locally and statewide. We also develop and distribute resource guides for first responders to ensure that clients know where to turn once law enforcement officers and other personnel wrap up work in and around the scene of a crime. Our resource guides help survivors seek out support groups, resources, and referrals. Service Provider Roundtables take place throughout the year to convene psychologists, lawyers, and victim advocates for training and workshops focusing on the needs and resources of crime survivors. Founder/CEO Patricia Wenskunas travels throughout California to ensure law enforcement recruits and trainees understand the thought process of crime victims in the crucial first moments when first responders arrive on scene. Furthermore, Patricia provides presentations and keynote speeches on the experiences of the survivors she supports.

Source: Nonprofit submitted responses

Story of Adaptability

The nonprofit has an opportunity to tell the story of how the organization adapted to tremendous external changes in the last year.


The need for programs and services have grown tremendously during COVID-19, and CSRC has had to alter its outreach, programs, services, healing events, classes and trainings. However, we have been able to do the majority of these programs virtually, and also provided additional necessities above and beyond our prior capacity. There have been more victims in need of support, resources, daily necessities, and a place for mental health support, guidance and to know they are not alone, and CSRC continues to provide hope and healing with a supportive team. We were able to provide additional items throughout Survivors Hope Fund/Pandemic Direct Program Support, which includes items such as food/groceries; utilities, phone, rent, and deposits; hygiene/necessities; diapers, wipes, power, and lotion; gas/transportation, and relocation services. We have also been able to offer bed, bedding, pillows; relocation clothing, hotel vouchers, Eastern healing food baskets; self-defense & safety classes; case management and wrap around services, online support groups; therapy referrals and sessions; peer-to-peer support groups, service provider roundtables; education, training, and outreach materials; computers, iPads, and school supplies. CSRC quickly pivoted to fill the need of victims, crime survivors, and the community. We looked to our donors and supporters more than ever before and we witnessed a united front to give, guide, and direct. We implemented a new way to work during a crisis for sustainability and growth! The key learning is that we have always known that partnerships and community are vital for healing and survival and when we come together, we are better and stronger helping and supporting one person, one family, and one community at a time.

Source: Nonprofit submitted responses

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...   Culture & Community


This score provides an assessment of the organization's culture and connectedness to the community it serves. Learn more about how and why we rate Culture & Community.


Culture & Community Score

100

out of 100

Crime Survivors Inc. has earned a passing score. The organization provided data about how it listens to constituents (Constituent Feedback) (see report below).

The Culture & Community Beacon is comprised of the following metrics:

  • Constituent Feedback: 100/100 (100% of beacon score)

  • Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion: Not Scored


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Culture & Community Report

100

of 100 points

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Constituent Feedback

Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion


This organization has not provided information regarding the diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) practices it is presently implementing. As such, the organization has not earned a score on this metric. Charity Navigator believes nonprofit organizations implementing effective DEI policies and practices can enhance a nonprofit's decision-making, staff motivation, innovation, and effectiveness.


Methodology


We are utilizing data collected by Candid to document and assess the DEI practices implemented by the organization. Nonprofit organizations are encouraged to fill out the Equity Strategies section of their Candid profiles to receive a rating.


Learn more about the methodology.

Constituent Feedback

100/100 points

100% of beacon score


This organization reported that it is collecting feedback from the constituents and/or communities it serves. Charity Navigator believes nonprofit organizations that engage in inclusive practices, such as collecting feedback from the people and communities they serve, may be more effective.


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Methodology


We've partnered with Candid to survey organizations about their feedback practices. Nonprofit organizations can fill out the How We Listen section of their Candid profile to receive a rating.


Learn more about the methodology.

Analysis and Research


Like the overall Encompass Rating System, the Culture & Community Beacon is designed to evolve as metrics are developed and ready for integration. Below you can find more information about the metrics we currently evaluate in this beacon and their relevance to nonprofit performance.


Constituent Feedback


Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

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