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Legal Aid Justice Center

Providing legal representation for low-income individuals in Virginia since 1967

three stars

84.02

1000 Preston Avenue Suite A
Charlottesville, VA 22903
tel: (434) 977-0553   Web Site
EIN: 54-0884513

Board Leadership
Cynthia Neff
President

CEO
Angela Ciolfi
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 84.02 three stars
  Financial 83.10 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 85.00 three stars
This rating was published 06/01/2020 and includes data from FY2019, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The Legal Aid Justice Center provides legal representation for low-income individuals in Virginia. Our mission is to serve those in our communities who have the least access to legal resources. The Legal Aid Justice Center is committed to providing a full range of services to our clients, including services our federal and state governments choose not to fund. Legal Aid Justice Center's staff of 40 work from offices in Charlottesville, Falls Church, Petersburg and Richmond.

The Legal Aid Justice Center provides legal representation for low-income individuals in Virginia. Our mission is to serve those in our communities who have the least access to legal resources. The Legal Aid Justice Center is committed to providing a full range of services to our clients, including services our federal and state governments choose not to fund. Legal Aid Justice Center's staff of 40 work from offices in Charlottesville, Falls Church, Petersburg and Richmond.

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Financial

three stars

83.10

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

85.00

This rating was published 06/01/2020 and includes data from FY2019, 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)
85.0%
  Administrative Expenses 7.3%
  Fundraising Expenses 7.5%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.07
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.38
  Program Expenses Growth 5.6%
  Liabilities to Assets 60.9%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Legal Aid Justice Center on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Legal Aid Justice Center on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Legal Aid Justice Center (VA) 84.02 three stars
National Center for Youth Law (CA) 97.16 four stars
Alabama Law Foundation (AL) 91.19 four stars
CARPLS (IL) 94.39 four stars
Chicago Legal Clinic (IL) 88.29 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $5,082,886
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $541,735
Total Contributions $5,624,621
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $5,624,621
   Other Revenue $121,642
TOTAL REVENUE $5,746,263
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $4,732,774
   Administrative Expenses $504,900
   Fundraising Expenses $530,548
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $5,768,222
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-21,959
   
Net Assets $2,086,719

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

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-06 06/01/2020 84.02 three stars
2018-06 08/01/2019 89.86 three stars
2017-06 07/01/2018 76.65 two stars
2016-06 07/01/2017 87.82 three stars
2015-06 11/01/2016 73.68 two stars
2014-06 06/01/2016 81.47 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 10/01/2015 80.50 three stars
2013-06 08/01/2014 80.57 three stars
2012-06 03/01/2014 81.04 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 54-0884513
Name in IRS Master File LEGAL AID JUSTICE 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
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 December, 1971
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End June
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • June, 2018
  • June, 2017
  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
None reported -- This organization did not report a CEO

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Legal Aid Justice Center (VA) 84.02 three stars
Youth Law Center (CA) 86.37 three stars
Volunteer Lawyers Network (MN) 87.74 three stars
National Center for Youth Law (CA) 97.16 four stars
Charlotte Center for Legal Advocacy (NC) 91.27 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Legal Aid Justice Center
1000 Preston Avenue
Suite A
Charlottesville, VA 22903
tel: (434) 977-0553
fax: (434) 977-0558
EIN: 54-0884513

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Board Leadership

Cynthia Neff
President

CEO

Angela Ciolfi
Executive Director

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