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Vera Institute of Justice

Program areas | Form 990s | Financials | Vendors | Personnel | Peers

Vera Institute of Justice is a legal aid society based in Brooklyn, NY that was founded in 1961. As of 2019 they had $137 million in revenue and $136 million in assets.

The Vera Institute of Justice combines expertise in research, demonstration projects, and technical assistance to help leaders in government and civil society improve the systems people rely on for justice and safety.

(212) 334-1300
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Program areas at Vera Institute of Justice

Centers and programs includes the work of Vera's centers: immigration and Justice, sentencing and corrections, victimization and safety, and youth Justice. The work focus of each area is as follows:immigration and Justice increasing immigrants' access to legal services and improving relationships between immigrant communities and law enforcement. Major initiative includes safe cities network, which seeks to bring direct legal representation to immigration communities in jurisdictions across the country.sentencing and corrections developing and supporting balanced, fair and humane sentencing and corrections policies to reduce use of incarceration; transform incarceration to be rehabilitative, rather than punitive; and ensure the safety of prisons. Major initiatives include in our backyards (reducing use of jails in rural communities) and unlocking potential (expanding access to post-secondary education to those in prison).victimization and safety works with government and other nonprofit organizations to prevent and address interpersonal violence, including domestic violence and sexual assault, particularly in vulnerable communities.youth ...

Demonstration project includes Vera's project guardianship, which serves as court-appointed agency guardians to elderly or disabled individuals who lack family or other support networks.

Form 990s for Vera Institute of Justice

Fiscal year endingDate received by IRSFormPDF link
2019-06Aug 27, 2020990View PDF
2018-06Feb 5, 2020990View PDF
2018-06Sep 14, 2019990View PDF
2017-06Nov 15, 2018990View PDF
2016-06Oct 2, 2017990View PDF
...and six more Form 990 PDFs

Financials for Vera Institute of Justice

Total grants, contributions, etc.$136,204,400
Program services$0
Investment income and dividends$1,003,196
Tax-exempt bond proceeds$0
Royalty revenue$0
Net rental income$0
Net gain from sale of non-inventory assets$17,868
Net income from fundraising events$-6,335
Net income from gaming activities$0
Net income from sales of inventory$0
Miscellaneous revenues$309,027
Total revenues$137,528,156

Vendors for Vera Institute of Justice

VendorServicesAmount paidDate
Grassi and Co CPA's PCAudit accounting; Tax accounting2020-07-14
██████Fundraising software2020-02-27
███████ ███ ████Fundraising software; Payment processing2020-02-27
█████ ████Advocacy software; Fundraising software; Marketing software2020-02-27
█████████Content management system software2020-02-27
█████████Marketing software2020-02-27
█ █ █████████ ████████Consulting Services$478,3632019-06-01
█████ ███ █████Subcontractor Services$517,0512019-06-01
...and 13 more vendors

Personnel at Vera Institute of Justice

NameTitleCompensationMost recent data
Turner Nicholas RChief Executive Officer$352,695June 30, 2018
Jordan KesslerChief Development Officer$172,606June 30, 2019
████ █ ███████Vice President of Communication and Pub$195,648June 30, 2019
█████ ███████Vice President and Research$186,573June 30, 2019
███ ███████Vice President and Research Director-Jan. 24, 2018
████ █████Director of Finance-April 3, 2019
█████ ████Director of Programs and Strategy$189,697June 30, 2019
████ ████Center Director$176,962June 30, 2019
█████ ██████General Counsel and Secretary$117,098June 30, 2018
█████████ █ ██████████Research Director$147,643June 30, 2019
...and 15 more key personnel

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