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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Crime & Law, Crime & Legal-Related, Dispute Resolution & Mediation, Financial Counseling, Human Services, Legal Services

Mission: To administer justice through comprehensive legal, financial, conflict resolution and educational services to empower the powerless, give hope to the hopeless and show God's mercy and compassion to all in need.

Results: In 2012 we assisted 6,560 individuals, reaching another 16,000+ through our outreach programs. Our averge client is a single Mom with 2 dependents making less than $16,000 a year.

Target demographics: Low-income individuals with civil legal matters and IRS tax issues.

Direct beneficiaries per year: 5,000-7,000

Geographic areas served: Northwest suburbs of Chicagoland

Programs: Administer Justice provides free legal assistance, financial counseling and conflict resolution services to low income individuals and families. We also assist with tax controversy through our Low Income Tax Clinic. We help all who come regardless of race, age, religion or any other status.

Community Stories

16 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

jo-ann-armenta

Volunteer

Rating: 5

These are dedicated people who really care about helping those who need legal advice.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Most folks have tough times in their lives. I was no different, except along the way, I got some help and some opportunities. Administer Justice helps people having a tough time and gives them options, encouragement, moral and legal support to get through those tough times. If more of us were willing to give just a little of our time to help others, just think of all the good that could be done in this world. Three or four hours a month could make a big difference in someone's life.

Monica33

Volunteer

Rating: 5

As I work in Marketing and Social Media, I see how fashionable it has become for my generation to have pet causes on their Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and LinkedIn pages. But few of these causes have the long term positive impact and measurable transformative experiences that Administer Justice has on their client's lives. Administer Justice's care and thought into each individual goes beyond legal boundaries, or how best to help them. It addresses God's mission to care for one another, give assistance to those who cannot help themselves and brings us all closer in the process. Administer Justice transforms you into a better volunteer, a more impactful donor, a more thankful person, and a keeper of God's mission.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Helping others and doing the Lord's work. What could be better?

Volunteer

Rating: 5

As a volunteer attorney, I found Administer Justice a great organization. Not only do they have the typical business hours, but they also provide great services to the surrounding community through frequent Saturday morning clinics. With my busy weekday schedule, this provided a great opportunity to help give back to an under-served population that also suffers from time conflicts. Furthermore, Administer Justice improves its volunteers by providing significant training services so they can give the best service possible. Because of this training, I felt empowered to take on several pro bono clients through Administer Justice who needed an additional hand with the court system.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

For 3 years as a volunteer bookkeeper for this God-inspired organization, I have witnessed a real heart for serving people without hope. People have been rescued from dire situations in which where they had no place to turn. They have been prayed with and heard the beautiful gospel message of Jesus Christ. Since my initial involvement, I have seen God multiply the territory and efforts of this faithful group of individuals who sacrifice much!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Administer Justice cares! Cares for each person as if they were family. They go out of their way to help each person they see and if they can't they go beyond to find an alternative source of help. In my time with AJ as a volunteer, I often leave feeling uplifted myself just by working with them and the clients. Each day is a new day that I look forward to working with them. Everyone there is always willing to listen to the needs and concerns of the client, counsel and even pray with them. There is no other place like Administer Justice.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

As an attorney volunteer, I have seen the deep need of clients who come to Administer Justice who have no where else to turn. Administer Justice provides genuine hope and real assistance to many people who have been shut out of the legal system because they lack the resources to access the system. I have seen clients rescued from dire legal and financial consequences because Administer Justice stepped in. Beyond legal assistance the organization also provides various forms of counseling and training. As a donor, I appreciate the accountability and oversight of the gifts that come in.

Victoria25

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Administer Justice has two of my life-directing scriptures within it's main goal, namely Zechariah 7:9 "...administer true justice; show mercy..." and Micah 6:8 "And what does the Lord require of you? To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God" (NIV). I have had the privilege to serve and pray with many clients when they needed the mercy of the Lord most. I thank God for placing Administer Justice in a place of so much need with few resources. Praise God for His provision through Administer Justice!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have been involved with Administer Justice since its inception and watched it grow beyond its founder's wildest expectations. As a lawyer, I am impressed with its leadership, staff, volunteers, scope of service and events. i know of no other organizaton that is having a greater impact in the Chicagoland area in the ministries of Christian legal aid and concilation and consumer, tax and other legal counseling.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Administer Justice is in a place that is too often forgotten when meeting the needs of the under-resourced. We think of food, clothing and housing but too many times these people need guidance through a legal morass that is certain to beat them down. Administer Justice steps into that void to provide assistance and hope for those that so desperately need a voice.