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Human Services : Youth Development, Shelter, and Crisis Services

Avenues for Justice

Providing an alternative to incarceration for youths

four stars

95.07

100 Centre Street Room 1541
New York, NY 10013
tel: (212) 349-6381   Web Site
EIN: 13-3267496

Board Leadership
Alanna C. Rutherford
Chair

CEO
Angel Rodriguez
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 95.07 four stars
  Financial 94.30 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00 four stars
This rating was published 04/01/2020 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

As a pioneer in providing an alternative to incarceration for youth offenders for nearly 40 years, Avenues For Justice has remained an outstanding example of criminal justice reform in New York City. By maintaining a rigorous community-based focus on the Lower East Side and East Harlem, and providing clear program goals and responsibilities (accountability, mentorship, counseling, education, job-readiness), we are able to successfully provide these 14 to 21 year olds with the same possibilities enjoyed by others their age. While New York State is spending over $350,000 per year to incarcerate a youth, and realizing a 75% reincarceration rate for their efforts, we are able to dramatically reduce the reincarceration rate for our successful clients to 10% and we do so at a cost of only $4,300 per juvenile. We are committed to doing our part to make New York a safer and more just city for everyone by restoring futures, spending wisely, and building stronger families and communities.

As a pioneer in providing an alternative to incarceration for youth offenders for nearly 40 years, Avenues For Justice has remained an outstanding example of criminal justice reform in New York City. By maintaining a rigorous community-based focus on the Lower East Side and East Harlem, and providing clear program goals and responsibilities (accountability, mentorship, counseling, education, job-readiness), we are able to successfully provide these 14 to 21 year olds with the same possibilities enjoyed by others their age. While New York State is spending over $350,000 per year to incarcerate a youth, and realizing a 75% reincarceration rate for their efforts, we are able to dramatically reduce the reincarceration rate for our successful clients to 10% and we do so at a cost of only $4,300 per juvenile. We are committed to doing our part to make New York a safer and more just city for everyone by restoring futures, spending wisely, and building stronger families and communities.

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Financial

four stars

94.30

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

96.00

This rating was published 04/01/2020 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)
79.6%
  Administrative Expenses 13.6%
  Fundraising Expenses 6.7%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.06
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.46
  Program Expenses Growth 4.9%
  Liabilities to Assets 1.6%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Avenues for Justice on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Avenues for Justice on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Avenues for Justice (NY) 95.07 four stars
City House (TX) 88.81 three stars
Boys Town Jerusalem Foundation of America (NY) 89.92 three stars
Epworth Children's Home (SC) 93.90 four stars
YouthCare (WA) 93.76 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,038,719
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $506,997
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $42,000
Total Contributions $1,587,716
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $1,587,716
   Other Revenue $39,218
TOTAL REVENUE $1,626,934
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,270,414
   Administrative Expenses $227,529
   Fundraising Expenses $113,556
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $1,611,499
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $15,435
   
Net Assets $2,270,299

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.

Program Name Amount Spent % of Program Expenses
Court Advocacy $847,371 66.7%
Community Service $423,043 33.3%

Ratings History
Avenues for Justice has received 8 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-12 04/01/2020 95.07 four stars
2017-12 05/01/2019 94.68 four stars
2016-12 06/01/2018 94.90 four stars
2015-12 05/01/2017 93.96 four stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 92.41 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2013-12 07/01/2015 91.94 four stars
2012-12 07/01/2014 93.85 four stars
2011-12 09/01/2013 92.14 four stars
2011-12 07/01/2013 88.78 three stars
2010-12 03/01/2012 89.96 three stars
2009-12 09/20/2011 84.69 three stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-12 05/01/2011 88.63 three stars
2008-12 07/01/2010 89.24 three stars
2007-12 07/01/2009 89.96 three stars
2006-12 05/01/2008 81.81 three stars
2005-12 03/01/2007 83.14 three stars
2004-12 01/01/2006 76.65 two stars
2003-12 03/01/2005 84.02 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 13-3267496
Name in IRS Master File AVENUES FOR JUSTICE INC
NTEE Code I44
NTEE Classification Prison Alternatives
NTEE Type Crime, Legal-Related
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (328) Combat juvenile delinquency
(402) Other activity aimed t combating community deterioration
(569) Referral service (social agencies)
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 April, 1985
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End December
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • December, 2017
  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$128,589 7.97% Angel Rodriguez Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Avenues for Justice (NY) 95.07 four stars
Boys & Girls Ranches of Alabama (AL) 91.11 four stars
Today's Harbor for Children (TX) 89.71 three stars
New York Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (NY) 86.57 three stars
Covenant House Florida (FL) 87.83 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

Avenues for Justice
100 Centre Street
Room 1541
New York, NY 10013
tel: (212) 349-6381
fax: (212) 349-6388
EIN: 13-3267496

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Board Leadership

Alanna C. Rutherford
Chair

CEO

Angel Rodriguez
Executive Director

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