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Administer Justice

Celebrate Justice

four stars

94.28

1750 Grandstand Place Suite 15
Elgin, IL 60123
tel: (877) 778-6006   Web Site
EIN: 36-4348917

Board Leadership
Jim Pluymert
Board President

CEO
Eric Nelson
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 94.28 four stars
  Financial 92.50 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 97.00 four stars
This rating was published 11/01/2016 and includes data from FY2015, the most recent 990 received at that time.

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Financial

four stars

92.50

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

97.00

This rating was published 11/01/2016 and includes data from FY2015, the most recent 990 received at that time.
Overall Rating Chart
  Program Expenses
(Percent of the charity's total expenses spent on the programs
and services it delivers)
95.9%
  Administrative Expenses 1.7%
  Fundraising Expenses 2.3%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.02
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.03
  Program Expenses Growth 9.1%
  Liabilities to Assets 2.6%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Administer Justice on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Administer Justice on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Administer Justice (IL) 94.28 four stars
Youth Law Center (CA) 91.36 four stars
Prairie State Legal Services (IL) 93.91 four stars
Legal Aid Society of Cleveland (OH) 86.50 three stars
Advocates for Children of New York (NY) 91.92 four stars

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Founded in 2000, Administer Justice is a legal aid organization serving the needs of low-income and no-income individuals. They operate as a full-time professional law office that also offers other services leading to personal empowerment built on Biblical principles. They provide client appointments and provide educational and outreach services at many community events. Administer Justice provides a wide range of services to meet both the immediate and future needs of low-income individuals facing civil legal matters. Most of their services are available at no cost; some require a one-time nominal administrative fee.

REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,721,684
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $113,539
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $87,000
Total Contributions $1,922,223
   Program Service Revenue $11,844
Total Primary Revenue $1,934,067
   Other Revenue $22
TOTAL REVENUE $1,934,089
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,893,945
   Administrative Expenses $38,201
   Fundraising Expenses $63,856
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $1,996,002
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-61,913
   
Net Assets $74,328

Program names and associated costs are listed for the top programs as reported on the charity's most recently filed Form 990. The top programs displayed will include the largest three programs, or those programs covering at least 60% of the charity's total expenses, whichever comes first.

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Ratings History
Administer Justice has received 4 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2015-12 11/01/2016 94.28 four stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 94.69 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 11/01/2015 94.42 four stars
2013-12 06/01/2015 94.05 four stars
2013-12 04/01/2015 92.56 four stars
2012-12 02/01/2014 93.68 four stars
2011-12 07/01/2013 77.99 two stars

The data displayed on this tab is provided by the IRS in the form of Publication 78 and the Business Master File (BMF).

EIN 36-4348917
Name in IRS Master File ADMINISTER JUSTICE
NTEE Code I80
NTEE Classification Legal Services
NTEE Type Crime, Legal-Related
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities
Foundation Status Organization which receives a substantial part of its support from a governmental unit or the general public   170(b)(1)(A)(vi)
Deductibility Contributions are deductible
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).
Group Name [Not Applicable]
Ruling Date February, 2001
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End December
IRS Forms 990
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  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
  • December, 2012
  • December, 2011

The data displayed in this profile is provided by the IRS for free in the form of Publication 78 and the Business Master File (BMF).

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Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$80,120 4.01% Eric Nelson Executive Director

Founded in 2000, Administer Justice is a legal aid organization serving the needs of low-income and no-income individuals. They operate as a full-time professional law office that also offers other services leading to personal empowerment built on Biblical principles. They provide client appointments and provide educational and outreach services at many community events. Administer Justice provides a wide range of services to meet both the immediate and future needs of low-income individuals facing civil legal matters. Most of their services are available at no cost; some require a one-time nominal administrative fee.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Administer Justice (IL) 94.28 four stars
Maine Justice Foundation (ME) 90.74 four stars
Virginia Legal Aid Society (VA) 92.68 four stars
Legal Aid Society of Cleveland (OH) 86.50 three stars
Kentucky Bar Foundation (KY) 91.79 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Administer Justice
1750 Grandstand Place
Suite 15
Elgin, IL 60123
tel: (877) 778-6006
fax: (847) 844-1101
EIN: 36-4348917

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Board Leadership

Jim Pluymert
Board President

CEO

Eric Nelson
Executive Director

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