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

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

We accomplish this by the following three-fold approach: 

 

  1. Support those engaged in combating human trafficking and protecting the vulnerable
  2. Develop the relationships, resources, solutions, and strategies needed to fill existing gaps
  3. Mobilize a global collaborative network to engage together on behalf of those in need

We support both local and global efforts and are dedicated to combating human trafficking as well as addressing those issues that lead to its existence.

We firmly believe that strategic, collaborative engagement across sectors is the key to success in eradicating the evil of trafficking – in the life of an individual, within a single community, and throughout an entire nation.

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
 
 
Projected Expenses $1,075,900.00
Projected Annual Revenue $1,500,000.00 (2016)
Statements
Mission

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

We accomplish this by the following three-fold approach: 

 

  1. Support those engaged in combating human trafficking and protecting the vulnerable
  2. Develop the relationships, resources, solutions, and strategies needed to fill existing gaps
  3. Mobilize a global collaborative network to engage together on behalf of those in need

We support both local and global efforts and are dedicated to combating human trafficking as well as addressing those issues that lead to its existence.

We firmly believe that strategic, collaborative engagement across sectors is the key to success in eradicating the evil of trafficking – in the life of an individual, within a single community, and throughout an entire nation.

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

The AFRJ operates five distinct initiatives to accomplish our mission and vision to mobilize a global collaborative network to end human trafficking and the exploitation of the vulnerable.  These initiatives/programs fall under the umbrella of our primary campaign, the EngageTogether® Initiative. 

Each program is designed to accomplish all three of our mission mandates simultaneously – to support those working with excellence in the field, to mobilize others to join the fight, and to develop what is needed to bridge any gaps that may exist.

The EngageTogether® initiatives include: Media & Toolkits (moving individuals and organizations from information to mobilization through film, social media, the EngageTogether® mobile app, and our multi-sector EngageTogether® Toolkit Series); Virtual Platform (providing a virtual community for justice advocates to join, share, and collaborate in real-time); Building Partnerships (serving those in the field both virtually and onsite to bridge relationships and resources and help develop the solutions and strategies needed by members of our network); Support & Sponsorship (hosting key collaborative gatherings and providing financial assistance to partners); and Deployment Project (mobilizing both budding and current professionals to join the fight).

As of 2016, each initiative is active and already making an impact in the global effort to end human trafficking and the exploitation of the vulnerable.

We’ve built a relational community – the AFRJ Global Network – of organizations, professionals, and individuals that numbers over a thousand strong and increases every day. It is a trusted, collaborative, multi-sector network dedicated to ending human trafficking and the exploitation of the vulnerable. And we have built the tools, developed the internal and external infrastructure, and launched the initiatives necessary to support, develop, and mobilize a global collaborative network to engage together on behalf of those in need.

Our goals moving forward will be to see that each initiative is functioning at its greatest potential to accomplish the greatest impact on behalf of the oppressed and vulnerable in our world today, and to develop innovative solutions to create sustainability for all these efforts moving into the future.

 
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.
Programs
Description

Through film, the Engage Together® mobile app, social media, and our sector-specific Engage Together® Toolkit Series, this initiative is designed to move individuals from information to mobilization.

Category
Population Served , ,
Description

The Engage Together® virtual community of justice advocates strategically matches like-minded organizations and individuals for collaborative engagement and exponential impact on behalf of those in need. Organizations have access to a robust series of tools to enhance their efforts and individual members are instantly alerted to ways that they can support these efforts unique to their abilities and interests.

Category
Population Served , ,
Description

The AFRJ serves as a hub for strategic collaborative engagement. Our Global Network Team is available to assist our network of partners, members, and affiliates in their efforts to build relationships, develop strategies, or find needed resources. We are daily assisting our network throughout the nation and around the world in this way — virtually and onsite.

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Population Served , ,
Description

The AFRJ often provides assistance in the development of collaborative, partnership building gatherings and events. The AFRJ also provides financial assistance to our partners, though our methodology will always be to maximize first shared resources among our network base and then to fill in the gaps with financial support when possible.

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Population Served , ,
Description

The AFRJ supports the deployment of both budding and current professionals from a broad spectrum of disciplines to serve on behalf of our partners around the globe. We are currently building out greater ways to mobilize this unique base. More details TBA soon.

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Board Chair
Board Chair Tom Miller
Company Affiliation Anthem
Term Aug 2015 to Aug 2017
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
Sharon Bonney
Ron Braund
Beverly Brown
Larry Cox
Heather Crane
Betsy Phillips
Conoly Phillips
Kimberly Thomas
Michland Wacker
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 4
Part Time Staff 1
Volunteers 7
Contractors 3
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? 2014
In case of a change in leadership, is a Management Succession plan in place? No
Does the organization have a Policies and Procedures Plan? Yes
Does the organization have a Nondiscrimination Policy? Yes
Senior Staff
Title CFO
Experience/Biography
Title COO
Experience/Biography
CEO Comments AFRJ volunteers include academic and non-academic interns.
 
 
Fiscal Year
Fiscal Year Start Jan 01 2016
Fiscal Year End Dec 31 2016
Projected Revenue $1,500,000.00
Projected Expenses $1,075,900.00
Detailed Financials
Expense Allocation
Fiscal Year201520142013
Program Expense$269,645$559,421$107,320
Administration Expense$86,668$0$0
Fundraising Expense$6,379$0$0
Payments to Affiliates$0$0$0
Total Revenue/Total Expenses1.111.021.15
Program Expense/Total Expenses74%100%100%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue2%0%0%
Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year201520142013
Total Assets$80,390$38,104$16,085
Current Assets$49,314$25,418$16,085
Long-Term Liabilities$0$0$0
Current Liabilities$11,479$10,000$0
Total Net Assets$68,911$28,104$16,085
Short Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201520142013
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities4.302.54--
Long Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201520142013
Long-Term Liabilities/Total Assets0%0%0%
Top Funding Sources
Fiscal Year201520142013
Top Funding Source & Dollar AmountContributions, Gifts & Grants $198,976Contributions, Gifts & Grants $291,564Contributions, Gifts & Grants $89,655
Second Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountFoundations and Corporations $182,523Noncash Contributions $232,096Foundations and Corporations $33,750
Third Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountNoncash Contributions $22,000Foundations and Corporations $47,773 --
Audit Documents
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
Budget2016
Organization Comments The AFRJ 2016 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 Elizabeth Madsen 6/30/16

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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