Although the above case is extreme, check the financials before donating to any non-profit. Always, check the financials before donating. Always.
Determine how much is spent for actual services, as opposed to spending for "fundraising" and staff.
Consider Marin's Center for Judicial Excellence, and why an unmarried woman with no children would suddenly chose to become an "advocate."
Tax records reveal in one year the Center for Judicial Excellence accepted grants and donations in the amount of $215,052.00. (Line "L").
Of that amount (Line 13) $185,000.00 went to outside sources. The outside source?
Page 4 line 51.
Kathleen Russell Consulting.
Next consider how much was spent on "Bank charges" an indicator of sloppy record keeping.
In 2010 the Center for Judicial Excellence received $185,516.00 donated, with $106,514.00 paid to "outside sources." Three guesses as to the identity of those "outside sources."
True to form, the "Center" now has a "monthly" donation mechanism. Sweet!
The Center was behind one audit, multiple videos, and self-serving press.
But what has been accomplished in the way of "judicial excellence." Particularly when this group seems to have teamed up with former judge De Ann Salcido, who before being thrown out of the judicial business, was accused of fraud in a civil suit.
Not reported? Salcido's comments to a man charged with stalking while trying to sell herself as a TV judge. Salcido mentioned he wouldn't be stalking unless he'd had a taste.
Salcido ran for judge knowing the CJP was investigating her, but concealing that from the public. Her Hail Mary lawsuit against the court struck us as a last-ditch effort to line up a post-judicial position.
We worked with Joyce Murphy years earlier, (see news clip) and during that time when we suggested Salcido should apologize, years ago, was informed by one of the NY attorneys parading Salcido around, that Murphy could wait for it.
As a matter of caution, we would view with extreme caution any site that does not list their annual reporting on the main page.
Staff: A case study, and cautionary tale.
Latoya Coleman - Healing House,
Soon Latoya Coleman was online busily defending the killer, Ed Coleman, and declaring her love for him. A sampling,
"I Love u Ed and will miss you. Nothing bad should be said about any of this other than (if you knew him) WE LOVE YOU & WILL MISS YOU. Anybody else if you dont know the couple, just pray, like I said eariler, everything else is for the birds!!!"
Sadly, Latoya Coleman's position is "Skills Coordinator" for the Ozone House.
Ms. Coleman's take on a killer highlights why investigating before donating is important when it comes to not wasting dollars. When contacted, Ozone House's Karen Boyle said she knew nothing about Ms. Coleman's actions.
As the domestic violence industry is financially, a very good career move, it remains jarring to read women who profess to be in the business of "healing" defending killers, working under the title, "Skills Coordinator."
Also consider San Diego's Gael Strack. In 2007 Strack was paid $155,000.00 by the National Family Justice Center Alliance Foundation.
Foundations prove the domestic violence industry has room for a very good living. However, it's worth noting the Family Justice Center is against GPS with Victim Notification. Possibly due to the fact monies would be spent on the technology rather than salaries.
Click here for Nadia Lockyer, a woman who initially ran the Family Justice Center....who apparently made sex tapes on the side with her druggiefriend.
Click here for a list of Revoked Non-profits.