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Human Services : Youth Development, Shelter, and Crisis Services

Avenues for Justice

Providing an alternative to incarceration for youths

four stars

94.90

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

Board Leadership
Josh Baer
Chair

CEO
Angel Rodriguez
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 94.90 four stars
  Financial 98.31 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 93.00 four stars
This rating was published 06/01/2018 and includes data from FY2016, 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

98.31

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

93.00

This rating was published 06/01/2018 and includes data from FY2016, 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)
79.1%
  Administrative Expenses 14.1%
  Fundraising Expenses 6.7%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.06
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.65
  Program Expenses Growth 12.8%
  Liabilities to Assets 1.2%
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) 94.90 four stars
Florida Sheriffs Youth Ranches (FL) 88.33 three stars
Paul Anderson Youth Home (GA) 95.41 four stars
Today's Harbor for Children (TX) 91.28 four stars
Place of Hope (FL) 98.23 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $878,505
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $675,055
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $20,000
Total Contributions $1,573,560
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $1,573,560
   Other Revenue $-29,521
TOTAL REVENUE $1,544,039
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,221,364
   Administrative Expenses $197,198
   Fundraising Expenses $99,050
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $1,517,612
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $26,427
   
Net Assets $2,319,250

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 $821,760 67.3%
Community Service $399,604 32.7%

Ratings History
Avenues for Justice has received 6 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
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, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
  • December, 2012

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).

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$134,985 8.89% Angel Rodriguez Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Avenues for Justice (NY) 94.90 four stars
The Omaha Home for Boys (NE) 87.45 three stars
High Plains Children's Home and Family Services (TX) 87.42 three stars
Covenant House Washington (DC) 91.69 four stars
Atlanta Children's Shelter (GA) 87.47 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

Josh Baer
Chair

CEO

Angel Rodriguez
Executive Director

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