Mission: THE MISSION OF SAVING INNOCENCE IS TO RECOVER AND RESTORE CHILD VICTIMS OF SEX TRAFFICKING THROUGH STRATEGIC PARTNERSHIPS WITH LAW ENFORCEMENT, SOCIAL SERVICE PROVID ... (More)

Saving Innocence Inc. is a 501(c)(3) organization, with an IRS ruling year of 2011, and donations are tax-deductible.

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Contact Information

  http://www.savinginnocence.org/

  P.O. Box 93037
Los Angeles CA 90093


 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 As a result, the Finance & Accountability score for Saving Innocence Inc. is outdated and the overall rating may not be representative of its current operations.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

95

out of 100

This charity's score is a passing score.
This overall score is calculated from multiple beacon scores: 90% Finance & Accountability and 10% Leadership & Adaptability


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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

94

out of 100

The score earned by Saving Innocence Inc. is a passing 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

94

of 100 points

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Program Expense

Program Expense Ratio

91.66%

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

5/5 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

Audited

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

7.48%

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

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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



ALAN SMYTH, EXECUTIVE DI

$149,244


KIMBERLY BIDDLE, PRESIDENT AN

$134,053


TYLER KROHN, CHAIRMAN

$0


MICHELLE TALLEY, MEMBER THRU

$0


MIKE BOONE, 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.


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

  • Fundraising Capacity

  • Administrative Capacity


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

Although COVID-19 created a ~$600k void in our donations as donors faced their own challenges during the pandemic, we were able to employ a full staff. Years of proper budgeting, smart financial decisions, and agency preparedness allowed us to continue with all of our teams. To ensure this would be case for as long as the pandemic lasted, we also applied for and received the PPP loan.


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

As part of our contracts with LA County, we were considered essential workers and our staff continued to meet with youth face to face when safe and appropriate. The First Responder Protocol did not stop during the pandemic and our team continued to go out and meet with youth and law enforcement. During the height of the pandemic, social distancing, lockdowns, and business shutdowns, we temporarily shifted some of our in-person client workshops over to virtual meetings. This allowed staff to stay connected with youth while we coordinated the next steps. For our SLAY program, we were able to find outdoor locations and shift to a shorter program length to accommodate the needs of the youth. While we were unable to do prevention groups in care and detention facilities, we were able to pilot an individualized intervention curriculum, and spend more one-on-one time with the youth. We continued to respond to crisis calls, and created life skills workshops in lieu of prevention groups.


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

Our group programs and services, events, and meetings were shifted to virtual calls. While we were able to shift to zoom and FaceTime calls at the height of the lockdowns, we recognized the need was still to be in person as much as possible. In addition to staff driving out to clients, we used delivery services to get our clients specific items for basic needs like food and clothing. Our office operations continued through staggered scheduling of necessary in-office work otherwise our administrative staff worked from home. We provided child care reimbursements for our staff who are parents since schools were shut down. We continued to meet face to face as safe and appropriate with all health and safety measures in place, and moved to virtual when needed.


Innovations the organization intends to continue permanently after the pandemic:

We have incorporated more technology to support staff communication & collaboration whether in the office or at home which includes further digitization of documents/forms. Some examples of this are continuing to incorporate video calls, instant messenger communication, project management software, and eSignatures in everyday operations. We will also continue to book outdoor spaces for staff meetings and client events as they have been successful. The life skills workshops pilot program will continue even after the pandemic as the youth still need to develop essential skills like cooking, budgeting, interviewing, etc.


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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

Not Currently Scored

Saving Innocence Inc. cannot currently be evaluated by our Encompass Rating Impact & Results methodology because either (A) it is eligible, but we have not yet received data; (B) we have not yet developed an algorithm to estimate its programmatic impact; (C) its programs are not direct services; or (D) it is not heavily reliant on contributions from individual donors.

Note: The absence of a score does not indicate a positive or negative assessment, it only indicates that we have not yet evaluated the organization.

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Largest Programs

Largest Programs



Saving Innocence Inc. reported its largest program on its FY 2019 Form 990 as:


$2,022,922

Spent in most recent FY

100%

Percent of program expenses


SAVING INNOCENCE IS AT THE FRONT LINES OF THE FIGHT AGAINST CHILD SEX TRAFFICKING, CONTRACTED WITH THE LOS ANGELES PROBATION DEPARTMENT AND THE DEPARTMENT OF CHILDREN AND FAMILY SERVICES, SAVING INNOC ... (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 Saving Innocence 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


THE MISSION OF SAVING INNOCENCE IS TO RECOVER AND RESTORE CHILD VICTIMS OF SEX TRAFFICKING THROUGH STRATEGIC PARTNERSHIPS WITH LAW ENFORCEMENT, SOCIAL SERVICE PROVIDERS, SCHOOLS AND OTHER FRONTLINE PROFESSIONALS, WHILE MOBILIZING COMMUNITIES TO PREVENT ABUSE AND INCREASE NEIGHBORHOOD SAFETY.


Source: Nonprofit submitted responses

Vision

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


Saving Innocence's vision is to end the commercial sexual exploitation of children and restore the cultural values of innocence and human worth. Our mission is to rescue and restore child victims of sex trafficking through strategic partnerships with local law enforcement, social service providers, and schools, while mobilizing communities to prevent abuse and increase neighborhood safety. Our hope is that no child who has been a victim of commercial sexual exploitation is left alone to navigate recovery.


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: Recruiting, training, and supporting resource families who have enough room in their homes and hearts to join one of the children that Saving Innocence cares for with their family.

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


Goal Two: Develop healthy, competent, and motivated survivor leaders through workshops and partnerships with current community leaders and mentors.

Goal Type: Focus on core programs to achieve mission and scale back on programs not seen as core.


Goal Three: Train and equip all front-line professionals on how to identify and assist victims: law enforcement, social workers, therapists, schoolteachers, judges, district attorneys, etc.

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

Saving Innocence fully supports the development of leadership through ongoing training workshops, online webinars, courses and providing additional resources for staff such as LinkedIn learning access to courses. Podcasts, online courses, and leadership exercises are incorporated into weekly meetings.

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

  • Thought Leadership

  • Raising Awareness

  • Community Building

What are this organization’s external mobilizaton efforts?

Saving Innocence partners with the Dept. of Children and Family services, LA County Probation Dept., LAPD, the Sheriff's Dept., the United States Attorney’s Office, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcements, Homeland Security Investigations, Zoe International, Journey Out, 1736 Family Crisis Center, community leaders, and many other agencies to ensure that we're all working towards the same goal of advocating for youth and ending sex trafficking. Our marketing efforts to raise awareness consists of social media campaigns on Facebook, Instagram and more recently TikTok. We collaborate with companies and individuals that want to support the organization and create content for online fundraising and awareness campaigns. In addition to raising awareness, our Task Force Coordinator is actively working with city officials and other non-profit organizations in a collective effort against trafficking. They bring 30 years of experience working in the Sheriff's department in Los Angeles.

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.


During the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, social distancing, lockdowns, and business shutdowns, we temporarily shifted some of our in-person client workshops over to virtual meetings. This allowed staff to stay connected with youth while we coordinated the next steps. For our SLAY program, we were able to find outdoor locations and shift to a shorter program length to accommodate the needs of the youth. While we were unable to do prevention groups in care and detention facilities, we were able to pilot an individualized intervention curriculum, and spend more one-on-one time with the youth. We continued to respond to crisis calls, and created life skills workshops in lieu of prevention workshops. Our group programs and services, events, and meetings were shifted to virtual calls. While we were able to shift to Zoom and FaceTime calls at the height of the lockdowns, we recognized the need was still to be in person as much as possible. In addition to staff driving out to clients, we used delivery services to get our clients specific items for basic needs like food and clothing. Our office operations continued through staggered scheduling of necessary in-office work otherwise our administrative staff worked from home. We provided child care reimbursements for our staff who are parents since schools were shut down. We continued to meet face to face as safe and appropriate with all health and safety measures in place, and moved to virtual when needed.

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

Not Currently Scored

Saving Innocence Inc. is currently not eligible for a Culture & Community score because we have not received its Constituent Feedback or Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion data. Nonprofit organizations are encouraged to fill out the How We Listen and Equity Practices sections of their Candid profile.

Note: The absence of a score does not indicate a positive or negative assessment, it only indicates that we have not yet evaluated the organization.


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Culture & Community Report

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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


Constituent Feedback and Listening Practice data are not available for this organization. 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.



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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