Alliance for Freedom, Restoration, and Justice, Inc.
207 Serenity Pl
Smithville TN 37166
Mission Statement

The Alliance for Freedom, Restoration, and Justice, Inc.® (AFRJ) exists to end human trafficking and the exploitation of the vulnerable.

 

Our Mission:

Equip you to join the fight

You are uniquely positioned to make a difference. Whether you are seeking to engage in your individual or corporate capacity (as a business, church, civic group, school, etc.), we want to help you understand how to join the fight in your local community – or beyond. Learn more.

Mobilize communities to engage together

Strategic, collaborative engagement across sectors is the key to success. We want to help your community move from one that is aware of human trafficking to one that is engaging together around a comprehensive strategy to end it. Discover how.

Develop innovative solutions to increase the impact of all

Innovative resources, strategies, and solutions are needed to fill existing gaps. We are passionately dedicated to developing these solutions, and then sharing them with the world to accelerate efforts on behalf of the oppressed and vulnerable, and to increase the impact of all.

The AFRJ is a registered non-profit 501(c)(3) humanitarian aid organization.

Leadership
CEO/Executive Director Mrs. Ashleigh Chapman
Board Chair Tom Miller
Board Chair Company Affiliation Anthem
History & Background
Year of Incorporation 2013
Organization's type of tax exempt status 501-C3
Financial Summary
Graph: Expense Breakdown Graph - All Years
 
 
Projected Expenses $500,000.00
Projected Annual Revenue $600,000.00 (2017)
Statements
Mission

The Alliance for Freedom, Restoration, and Justice, Inc.® (AFRJ) exists to end human trafficking and the exploitation of the vulnerable.

 

Our Mission:

Equip you to join the fight

You are uniquely positioned to make a difference. Whether you are seeking to engage in your individual or corporate capacity (as a business, church, civic group, school, etc.), we want to help you understand how to join the fight in your local community – or beyond. Learn more.

Mobilize communities to engage together

Strategic, collaborative engagement across sectors is the key to success. We want to help your community move from one that is aware of human trafficking to one that is engaging together around a comprehensive strategy to end it. Discover how.

Develop innovative solutions to increase the impact of all

Innovative resources, strategies, and solutions are needed to fill existing gaps. We are passionately dedicated to developing these solutions, and then sharing them with the world to accelerate efforts on behalf of the oppressed and vulnerable, and to increase the impact of all.

The AFRJ is a registered non-profit 501(c)(3) humanitarian aid organization.

Background

The founding leadership of the AFRJ have collectively spent decades serving on behalf of those in very great need in our world. We have poured out our lives, energies, and expertise in service to the oppressed and vulnerable in a great many capacities. And so our perspective is one that acknowledges the following truth:

The evil of human trafficking did not appear overnight.

It is a result – the gravest of consequences – of leaving many things undone and many issues unresolved for the vulnerable in our world and in our own communities.

And we want to eradicate it. In our lifetime, we want to see the end of human trafficking and prevent it from happening in the first place.

But how?

We began our journey to find the answer by asking the following two questions:

1. WHAT ALL MUST BE DONE?

And…

2. WHO ALL MUST BE ENGAGED?

To answer these questions, we first researched thousands of efforts. And then, we built thousands of relationships with those serving in the field - across sectors - to explore what was being done, what was working well, and where the challenges still existed.

What we discovered through this process was this:

That both the ANSWER and the GREATEST CHALLENGE to eradicating the evil of trafficking – in the life of one individual, in a single community, or throughout an entire nation – is collaborative, strategic partnership engagement.

There existed a great need for developing an approach that will mobilize every sector of society and engage all who are presently working to combat human trafficking together in a comprehensive and collaborative strategy.

Building upon decades of experience and expertise, years of research, and countless conversations with others in the field, we developed a multi-sector, multi-level plan. One that would engage all relevant parties on behalf of successfully combating human trafficking and addressing those issues that lead to its existence. A plan that would create exponential impact by supporting, developing, and mobilizing a global collaborative network to engage together on behalf of those in need.

And so, in early fall of 2013, the Alliance for Freedom, Restoration, and Justice, Inc. ® and the EngageTogether® Initiative was born.

Impact

2016 Highlights

· Assisted over 6,500 anti-trafficking organizations and justice advocates in their efforts, daily bridging gaps in relationships, resources, solutions, and strategies. The AFRJ® Global Network is a relational network of justice advocates, and includes businesses, churches, coalitions, educators, foundations, government agencies, nonprofits, and more.

· Hosted a wide range of gatherings to foster collaboration and innovation, such as the Engage Together® Conference for Church & Ministry Leaders (TX); Engage Together® Conference for Business Leaders (GA); Child Abuse Summit (KS); Domestic Violence & Human Trafficking Training (VA); Foster Care & Human Trafficking Forums, Night of Hope Events, and Community Meetings (multiple states); and we participated in many more.

· Published 2nd Editions of the Engage Together® Toolkit Series, dynamic resources that help organizations and communities understand and access the world of information and ideas to support their efforts. Thousands are in use today, and new toolkits are in development for 2017!

· Launched a number of replicable and scalable solutions to address some of the largest gaps in the anti trafficking movement, including: a victim advocates pilot for domestic minors, a range of community assessment tools and supports, a national survey of identification protocols for first responders, and more.

· Served as an advisor to the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee to develop the new End Modern Slavery Act, which was signed into law in 2016 and will provide a $1.5 billion fund to combat human trafficking internationally beginning in 2017.

· Supported the development of a number of strategic alliances that will engage very specific areas of the global anti-trafficking movement, including freedom businesses, restoration homes, and others.

 
Needs

1. Operational Funding – need fiscal sponsors to underwrite our base operational expenses each month ($30,000), as most foundations and individuals prefer to give towards specific programmatic funding opportunities.

2. Staff Growth – need to add a few more hands-on-deck in a full-time capacity as our initiatives grow in scope and reach, both support and leadership roles.

3. Headquarters – need to anchor our efforts and team in a headquarters building in Franklin, TN that will also dual as our first center for excellence (i.e. training facility) for community engagement strategies

4. Impact Investments – need impact investments made to our sustainability projects, which projects will help us both accomplish our mission and help us create our own sustainability over time

5. Funding for Technology – need funding to underwrite the development and maintenance of a host of innovative technologies we are building to help communities combat human trafficking in greater ways

Other ways to donate, support, or volunteer Other ways to donate include: mailing a check, phone donations,  in-kind donations, and volunteer support.
Service Categories
Primary Organization Category Civil Rights, Social Action, Advocacy / Alliances & Advocacy
Secondary Organization Category Human Services / Victims' Services
Areas of Service
Areas Served
National
Local
International
The Alliance for Freedom, Restoration, and Justice, Inc. supports local, national, and global efforts to combat human trafficking and protect the vulnerable. Our collaborative partnership methodology of ENGAGE TOGETHER® allows us to be as equally committed to ending human trafficking globally as we are locally.
CEO Statement

The AFRJ was founded to address the two chief challenges that are keeping the world from winning the war against an evil that should not exist – namely, human trafficking. Those two challenges are: 1) that those already working in the field do not know each, and 2) that those who learn about the issue for the first time do not know how to engage. Every initiative at the AFRJ, therefore, is aimed at bridging gaps in knowledge, relationship, resource, solution, and strategy. We know that when we can get a community (a state, a nation, and the world) to engage together around a comprehensive and strategic action plan – across sectors – miracles can and do happen on behalf of the oppressed and vulnerable. We witness it every day.

Programs
Description

The AFRJ® is dedicated to supporting a vibrant and relational community of organizations, programs, and professionals from a wide variety of sectors. The Global Network of the AFRJ includes businesses, churches, community coalitions, foundations, government agencies, nonprofits, professional associations, universities, and more. It is several thousand strong and growing.

Our Global Network is first and foremost a relational community – one that is made up of justice advocates committed to collaborative engagement and devoted to address with excellence the same

causes – namely, combating human trafficking and addressing those issues that lead to its existence. Learn more.

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Description

The Engage Together® Initiative exists to help justice advocates mobilize as a whole community to combat human trafficking and to protect the vulnerable. Every day, we are working to develop resources, solutions, and strategies to help communities collaborate across sectors. Every week of the year, we are working onsite and virtually with community leaders to help them move forward.

Engage Together® Resources include: Engage Together® Toolkit Series, Engage Together® Mobile App, strategic summits and community gatherings, a virtual community. And new resources are in development!

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Description

Business leaders and global companies are uniquely positioned to join the fight and to fill gaps in the anti-trafficking movement in ways that will impact thousands of lives.

The AFRJ® Freedom Council is a collaboration of business leaders and ambassadors from global companies who are developing innovative strategies and solutions – through scalable and replicable business models – that will impact thousands of lives in the United States and all around the world. Learn more.

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Population Served , ,
Description
We are passionately dedicated to developing innovative solutions that will fill existing gaps in the anti-trafficking movement. In collaboration with the AFRJ® Freedom Council, global network members, and others, we are: creating new and innovative technologies, developing replicable and scalable models, and constantly researching the most promising practices to help accelerate the learning curve of justice advocates everywhere.
 
 
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Board Chair
Board Chair Tom Miller
Company Affiliation Anthem
Term Aug 2017 to Aug 2019
Email tom.miller@anthem.com
Board Members
NameAffiliationStatus
Mrs. Ashleigh Chapman AFRJVoting
Ms. Kathleen McKee Regent University, School of LawVoting
Mr. Tom Miller AnthemVoting
Board Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 0
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 2
Hispanic/Latino 0
Native American/American Indian 1
Other 0 0
Board Demographics - Gender
Male 1
Female 2
Unspecified 0
Governance
Board Meeting Attendance % 100%
Does the organization have written Board Selection Criteria? Under Development
Does the organization have a written Conflict of Interest Policy? Yes
Percentage of Board Members making Monetary Contributions 100%
Percentage of Board Members making In-Kind Contributions 100%
Does the Board include Client Representation? No
Number of Full Board Meetings Annually 3
Additional Board Members
NameAffiliation
Larry Cox
David Metcalfe
Betsy Phillips
Conoly Phillips
Michland Wilson
Executive Director/CEO
Executive Director Mrs. Ashleigh Chapman
Term Start Aug 2013
Email ashleigh@engagetogether.com
Experience

Prior to founding the AFRJ, Ashleigh has served as: the co-founder and Administrative Director of the Center for Global Justice, Human Rights, and the Rule of Law at Regent University School of Law; the Director of a non-profit organization serving thousands of disadvantaged and at-risk children and youth in Tennessee; a Children's Pastor; and a Court Appointed Special Advocate for children in foster care.

Ashleigh is a licensed attorney in the state of Virginia. She graduated Magna Cum Laude with her Juris Doctorate from Regent University School of Law, receiving the school’s Most Outstanding Graduate award, and Summa Cum Laude with her B.S. from Tennessee Technological University.

Ashleigh and her husband, Sloan, presently reside in Texas, and together, they are committed to spending their lives in service and advocacy on behalf of those in need in our world.

Staff
Full Time Staff 5
Part Time Staff 1
Volunteers 5
Contractors 4
Retention Rate 100%
Plans & Policies
Does the organization have a documented Fundraising Plan? No
Does the organization have an approved Strategic Plan? Yes
Number of years Strategic Plan Considers 3
When was Strategic Plan adopted? 2016
In case of a change in leadership, is a Management Succession plan in place? Under Development
Does the organization have a Policies and Procedures Plan? Yes
Does the organization have a Nondiscrimination Policy? Yes
Awards
Award/RecognitionOrganizationYear
MemberExcellence in Giving2017
GoldGuide Star2017
MemberCenter for Nonprofit Management2017
Senior Staff
Title CFO
Experience/Biography
Title COO
Experience/Biography
 
 
Fiscal Year
Fiscal Year Start Jan 01 2017
Fiscal Year End Dec 31 2017
Projected Revenue $600,000.00
Projected Expenses $500,000.00
Detailed Financials
Expense Allocation
Fiscal Year201620152014
Program Expense$407,952$269,645$559,421
Administration Expense$127,103$86,668$0
Fundraising Expense$29,877$6,379$0
Payments to Affiliates$0$0$0
Total Revenue/Total Expenses1.041.111.02
Program Expense/Total Expenses72%74%100%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue5%2%0%
Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year201620152014
Total Assets$92,062$80,390$38,104
Current Assets$60,614$49,314$25,418
Long-Term Liabilities$0$0$0
Current Liabilities$4,348$11,479$10,000
Total Net Assets$87,714$68,911$28,104
Short Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201620152014
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities13.944.302.54
Long Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201620152014
Long-Term Liabilities/Total Assets0%0%0%
Top Funding Sources
Fiscal Year201620152014
Top Funding Source & Dollar AmountFoundations and Corporations $414,899Contributions, Gifts & Grants $198,976Contributions, Gifts & Grants $291,564
Second Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountContributions, Gifts and Grants $147,013Foundations and Corporations $182,523Noncash Contributions $232,096
Third Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountProgram Revenue $21,810Noncash Contributions $22,000Foundations and Corporations $47,773
Audit Documents
2016 Audit2016
Audit2015
Audit2014
IRS Letter of Exemption
Capital Campaign
Is the organization currently conducting a Capital Campaign for an endowment or the purchase of a major asset? No
State Charitable Solicitations Permit
TN Charitable Solicitations Registration Yes - Expires June 2017
Organizational Budgets and Other Documents
2017 Budget2017
Budget2016
Organization Comments The AFRJ 2017 Charitable Solicitations has been submitted, we are awaiting approval.
GivingMatters.com Financial Comments

Financial figures taken from Form 990.
Schedule B removed to protect donor privacy.
Form 990 was prepared by Guy Wilcox, CPA.
Comments provided by Kathryn Bennett 6/30/17.

Nonprofit Alliance for Freedom, Restoration, and Justice, Inc.
Address 207 Serenity Pl
Smithville, TN 37166
Primary Phone (615) 431-3115
CEO/Executive Director Mrs. Ashleigh Chapman
Board Chair Tom Miller
Board Chair Company Affiliation Anthem
Year of Incorporation 2013

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