The Innocent Justice Foundation

Rating: 5 stars   10 reviews

Issues: Crime & Law

Location: 2240 Encinitas Boulevard, Suite D4 Encinitas CA 92024 USA

Mission: The Innocent Justice Foundation leverages high technology solutions to help rescue millions of American children who are being sexually abused and prevent future abuse. We work to enable the investigation and prosecution of every child pornography offense in America by taking requests for help from overwhelmed law enforcement agencies, and to help the public understand the true nature and scope of child pornography crimes and victims in the U.S.

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Rating: 5 stars  

I started as a founding board member for TIJF because I believed and still do in what they do! Helping with not only officers in the field but in the day to day dealing with such a STRONG subject manor. Even after stepping down from the board I do what I can to help and feel that other should too. I talk about the foundation ALL the TIME!!!!

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Helped in finding the essential technology equipment and other needs for the ICAC teams

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Provide is with more money and staff to help with getting all of the ICAC departments what they need to get the JOB DONE and SAVE MORE KIDS!

Role: General Member of the Public
Rating: 5 stars  

The dedication and commitment at Innocent Justice is unwavering. They work tirelessly to help rescue as many children from child abuse as possible. Ultimately, they are not afraid to face the tough issues.

Thanks to Innocent Justice I've become aware of these issues and I've become very passionate about getting child molesters off the streets. We no longer have to stand by wishing there was something we could do- Innocent Justice has shown a clear way to help.

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The opportunity to learn, gain inspiration and ultimately help with this very important cause.

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Make the public more aware and rally up their support! The potential of this organization is unlimited-the more support the better.

Rating: 5 stars  

The Innocent Justice Foundation worked closely with our department to ensure we had the ability to purchase essential technology equipment to help protect children. We are thankful for their help in this process and we've been using this technology successfully to protect children in our community!

Santa Cruz Police Department

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They helped us find the funding necessary to purchase essential technology equipment

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No changes!

Role: Professional with expertise in this field
Rating: 5 stars  

The Innocent Justice Foundation (IJF) has undoubtedly made a difference in countless children's lives. Because of the IJF, I have shifted the focus of my investigations to locating and bringing to justice those individuals who take advantage and do life long harm to children. I have helped in putting away MANY sick individuals, some for over 15 years, who otherwise would still be out on the streets harming our youth. Thank you IJF for everything!!

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training in SHIFT as well as info on who is abusing children

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

more advertisement on larger scope to include TV and magazines to get more funding from larger corporations, sport figures and celebrities.

Role: Professional with expertise in this field
Rating: 5 stars  

Since beginning my involvement with crimes against children, Innocent Justice has always been at the forefront of the fight to educate the public and assist law enforcement when it comes to ending the sexual exploitation of children. I first had the privilege of meeting Heather Steele through mutiple social networking sites on the Internet and was honored to finally meet her in person at several of the conferences that I have attended over the past year. The support and mental health training that Innocent Justice delivers to thousands of law enforcement officers a year who investigate crimes against children is delivered professionally and effectively and often gets lost in the publicity of sensational stories about child sexual abuse and the burdens of everyday policing. Thank you Innocent Justice for your continued support!

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seeing the effects that it has had on increasing the well-being and positivity of police officers and investigators who deal with the horrors of investigating crimes against children.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

provide it more funding and increase its exposure to assist more law enforcement officers in both needed technology assistance as well as mental health and wellness training.

Rating: 5 stars  

The Innocent Justice Foundation and Heather Steele go above and beyond to help and protect the citizens and communities throughout the country. They have help our Sheriffs Department with knowledge and direction. This in turn has assisted out community. They are a asset to the Law Enforcement world.

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I have nothing but positive communication and results with The Innocent Justice Foundation

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No changes would be made

Rating: 5 stars  

I was very impressed with the Innocent Justice Foundation. Heather Steele is a very dedicated worker who was able to find us funding for very specific needs of our ICAC Unit. She is a very talented, professional and organized grant writer. An excellent resource!

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Received multiple grants from Innocent Justice Foundation that funded mobile forensic field kits.

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I couldn't imagine the organization doing any better.

Rating: 5 stars  

Being in a small police agency on a very limited budget, we often have to go without the right tools we need to do our jobs. Occasionally we get assistance from larger neighboring agencies who do have some of these tools, but sometimes they aren't available or we feel like we are pestering them with so many requests for help. A Cellebrite cell phone data retrieval device was one such tool that we simply couldn't afford on our own, but The Innocent Justice Foundation was able to obtain grant funding on our behalf for such a purchase. As a result of having this tool, we have recovered child pornography images off a suspect's cell phone and have used the device in numerous other types of crimes as well. This tool has been so effective I feel embarrassed looking back at the effort we made for victims prior to having it. IJF CEO Heather Steele was super efficient and a real pleasure to work with. She had great communication skills every step of the way and obviously is very passionate about what she does. She frequently signed off her emails with the Winston Churchill quote "Give us the tools and we will finish the job", which I now have posted in my office as a reminder of the difference we can now make.



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being able to better serve the community, particularly the children, through comprehensive criminal investigations.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

none

Rating: 5 stars  

Our law enforcement agency was in desperate need of funding to buy equipment for high technology crime investigations. Budget cuts and the bad economy left our team without much financial support. I worked personally with the president of this foundation. She was eager and willing to help. She soon demonstrated their foundation's ability by locating funding to purchase hardware for examining mobile phones. The donated this equipment to our agency. Within a week, the hardware was used to help with a case during which sexual predator was trying to sexually exploit a child. The hardware has subsequently been used to process evidence related to violent crimes, frauds, and other child exploitation cases. I would strongly recommend this foundation to anyone in need of excellent service that surpassed my expectations. Thank you Innocent Justic Foundation!

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None - they performed with excellence.

Role: Professional with expertise in this field
Rating: 5 stars  

The exploitation of children is a crime that is all to often ignored; not because it is unimportant but because it is a crime so painful to face that most people keep their distance from it. The Innocent Justice Foundation fights crimes against children by bringing awareness to the public and they also fight for our law enforcement agents who are exposed to these crimes. Innocent Justice recognizes that the heroes who deal with the torture and exploitation of children suffer from pain themselves and Innocent Justice works hard not only to ensure these heroes don't go unnoticed, but also get the personal help and assistance they need. No child should suffer and, if Innocent Justice has anything to do about it, no child will.

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I was a computer forensic analyst who felt the pain and never subsiding guilt and sickness that comes from investigating child abuse cases. I left the field I loved because the pain was too much to bear... I learned of Innocent Justice after the fact and I do all I can to make sure anyone who fights to protect our children knows about this foundation.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Do everything I could to make it more well-known. I would market this foundation much more heavily and aggressively to reach every audience feasible.

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