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Juvenile Law Center

Advancing the rights and well-being of children in jeopardy

four stars

91.86

1800 John F. Kennedy Boulevard 1900B
Philadelphia, PA 19103
tel: (215) 625-0551   Web Site
EIN: 23-1976386

Board Leadership
Stephen Labaton
Chair

CEO
Susan Vivian Mangold
Chief Executive Officer

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 91.86 four stars
  Financial 88.50 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 12/01/2019 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Juvenile Law Center advocates for rights, dignity, equity and opportunity for youth in the child welfare and justice systems.

Founded in 1975, Juvenile Law Center is the first non-profit, public interest law firm for children in the country. Through litigation, appellate advocacy and submission of amicus (friend-of-the-court) briefs, policy reform, public education, training, consulting, and strategic communications, we fight for children who come into contact with the child welfare and justice systems. Widely published and internationally recognized as leaders in the field, Juvenile Law Center has substantially shaped the development of law and policy on behalf of youth. We strive to ensure that laws, policies, and practices affecting youth advance racial and economic equity and are rooted in research, consistent with children's unique developmental characteristics, and reflective of international human rights values.

Juvenile Law Center advocates for rights, dignity, equity and opportunity for youth in the child welfare and justice systems.

Founded in 1975, Juvenile Law Center is the first non-profit, public interest law firm for children in the country. Through litigation, appellate advocacy and submission of amicus (friend-of-the-court) briefs, policy reform, public education, training, consulting, and strategic communications, we fight for children who come into contact with the child welfare and justice systems. Widely published and internationally recognized as leaders in the field, Juvenile Law Center has substantially shaped the development of law and policy on behalf of youth. We strive to ensure that laws, policies, and practices affecting youth advance racial and economic equity and are rooted in research, consistent with children's unique developmental characteristics, and reflective of international human rights values.

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Financial

three stars

88.50

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 12/01/2019 and includes data from FY2018, 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)
74.1%
  Administrative Expenses 12.5%
  Fundraising Expenses 13.3%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.16
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.43
  Program Expenses Growth 6.6%
  Liabilities to Assets 7.1%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Juvenile Law Center on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Juvenile Law Center on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Juvenile Law Center (PA) 91.86 four stars
American Civil Liberties Union of New Jersey Foundation (NJ) 91.15 four stars
National Coalition Against Domestic Violence (CO) 93.31 four stars
Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (PA) 95.90 four stars
NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund (NY) 89.16 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,827,663
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $124,152
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $1,951,815
   Program Service Revenue $6,397
Total Primary Revenue $1,958,212
   Other Revenue $120,472
TOTAL REVENUE $2,078,684
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $2,490,268
   Administrative Expenses $469,865
   Fundraising Expenses $410,941
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $3,371,074
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-1,292,390
   
Net Assets $5,973,262

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.

Due to an error on this organization's Form 990, we are unable to display program information.

Ratings History
Juvenile Law Center has received 3 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-08 12/01/2019 91.86 four stars
2018-08 11/01/2019 90.48 four stars
2017-08 09/01/2018 93.51 four stars
2016-08 07/01/2017 91.55 four stars
2015-08 05/01/2017 84.26 three stars
2015-08 07/01/2016 81.88 three stars
2014-08 06/01/2016 86.75 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-08 10/01/2015 76.71 two stars
2013-08 08/01/2014 86.20 three stars
2012-08 09/01/2013 83.41 three 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 23-1976386
Name in IRS Master File JUVENILE LAW CENTER
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 (460) Public interest litigation activities
(462) Legal aid to indigents
(430) Defense of human and civil rights
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 October, 1975
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End August
IRS Forms 990
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  • August, 2017
  • August, 2016
  • August, 2015
  • August, 2014
  • August, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title Compensation from Affiliates
$188,310 5.58% Susan V. Mangold Executive Director $14,974
Other Salaries of Note
$225,134 6.67% Marsha L. Levick Chief Legal Officer --

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Juvenile Law Center (PA) 91.86 four stars
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Asian Americans Advancing Justice Los Angeles (CA) 92.02 four stars
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Charity Contact Info

Juvenile Law Center
1800 John F. Kennedy Boulevard
1900B
Philadelphia, PA 19103
tel: (215) 625-0551
fax: (215) 625-2808
EIN: 23-1976386

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Board Leadership

Stephen Labaton
Chair

CEO

Susan Vivian Mangold
Chief Executive Officer

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