Justice61 is an amazing organization. The work that is being done is impactful and is changing kids lives in such an amazing way. All of the employees, volunteers, contractors, and sponsors are wonderful and I am honored to be a part of Justice61!
I've never seen a more passionate group of individuals!! The amount of love, and hard work they put into everything they do for these children is incomparable and becoming ubiquitous in our community because of them. I am proud to know and fight alongside these elite human beings.
Great organization to volunteer for! Been volunteering for a few years, can’t think of a better organization.
Review from Guidestar
I was the former employee. I imagine the other review was probably from one of the former board members who were suddenly and simultaneously dismissed when the board began demanding answers from the founder of this organization after her financial misconduct occurred against me. I really appreciate the support, truly. I did not ever know of a "CFO," so I am not sure who posted the reply to the other person's review, but they are either incorrect or misinformed. The founder purposefully bounced paychecks to me and stole approximately $3,200 in wages altogether. Most of the board of directors were in the dark about this until I approached them directly. When they demanded accountability, the founder and her then-director (a police officer) fired almost all of the board from their volunteer positions. After demanding to be paid two months' worth of back wages, the founder fired me as well. I consulted an attorney who strongly advised suing for wage theft and wrongful termination. Ultimately, I decided against this for the purpose of not wanting to be any part of preventing the organization from carrying out its crucial mission, even though I am deeply hurt and saddened by what the founder did and the subsequent lies that she told about what happened. She hurt me, my wife, and our four children very deeply. I have chosen to forgive the founder's actions, and I wish her organization much success in its mission. I was intentionally deceived and cheated, and never received an acknowledgement of this wrongdoing or an apology, which would be much more valuable to me than the money that was stolen. Nonetheless, I choose to forgive the founder. I hope that she will repent of her deceit and engage in ethical employment procedures moving forward. I hope she will stop intentionally bouncing checks, especially payroll checks. Perhaps someday I will get an acknowledgement and apology. Whether I do or not, I hope this organization will keep rescuing girls and work to eliminate sex trafficking.
Review from Guidestar
In the history of Girls Only Ministry and Justice61, to date, the organization has operated with two employees, the Founder and CEO and another staff member for a short period of time. As CFO, I can state with confidence that the allegation of "financial misconduct" by 'former staff' is absolutely false. Justice61 appreciates the concern of 'former staff' for the work of Justice61, Girls Only and Justice61 have never committed financial misconduct.
Please use Holy Spirit discernment in supporting this ministry. Name is changing to Justice61 after financial misconduct.
Review from Guidestar
I was blessed with a God loving, church going, Sunday School teaching, every activity attending family. I have always known Jesus, I've always known he saved me, and I've always been active in my church. And that was fine! I didn't even realize I was doing it wrong! I went to all the Youth Conferences, I raised my hands at paise and worship, I loved Jesus! But I know now, I didn't love him like I was supposed to, like He loves me. I went in and out of really bad, gross, stupid, dangerous, disastrous, heart ruining relationships and didn't get why I didn't feel complete! I ALWAYS had a boyfriend... I was never alone, but always alone. I found myself feeling really depressed at a really young age, and didn't understand... I LOVED Jesus! My T-Shirt even said it! I have known Mary Vigil for many years (lucky me!) and she has always loved on me, encouraged me, lead me, and prayed for me. When she took our bible study and turned it into this beautiful ministry, I knew I wanted to be in. I LOVED Jesus, remember! I went to all the meetings, and kind of found myself... Angry? These girls I was meeting were incredible, beautiful, radical girls... And many of them didn't know this Jesus, and didn't want to be there actually, but I could see Jesus in them... I could see him saving them... Why wasn't he saving me?! I cried, I read, I journaled, I prayed... I'm kind of emotional/dramatic by nature... And finally Mary and the girls repeated at several Tuesday night dinners a verse that I had heard a million times, but neglected to hear- God is within her, she will NOT fall. Psalm 46:5 I was searching for Jesus... He was IN me!! The girls continued to show me how God was helping them, leading them, loving them, and I began to feel that warmth and voice. He had always been there, but I could feel Him now. I thought I loved Jesus before, my heart is exploding now! Girls Only Ministry saved me, saved this Christian girl who had no idea she even needed saving.
Review from Guidestar
I came to Girls Only in 2006, because I needed a place to take a pregnancy test and a friend told me about Girls Only. I came, took my test, it was positive, and I left. I aborted my pregnancy.
A while later, I needed to take another test, so I came back. This one was positive as well. I took the test and this time, I stayed for dinner. I came to dinner for a while, I met new friends, and as my belly grew, I fell in love. I am a mom of a young child and am still attending Week Night Dinner, I might stay for Bible Study one day.
Here I have found support, a loving community, friends and no judgement.
I an honored to contribute to Girls Only . They way that is organization reaches out to young women in the surrounding community and makes a difference in their lives goes above and beyond what I ever expected. Lives are changed, hearts are mended, strength is found, new beginnings are created. I could go on and on, but it would be better for you to see it first hand, to experience the Vision and the difference that is being created here. God bless!