Better Business Bureau Report for
Hoosier Hills Pact

Better Business Bureau Report issued January 2013
Better Business Bureau Report expires January 2015


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Charity Contact Information

Name: Hoosier Hills Pact
Address: 35 North Public Square
  Salem, IN 47140
Phone: 812-883-3318
Web Address: www.pactchangeslives.com
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Better Business Bureau Comments

Year, State Incorporated: 1972, Indiana
Affiliates: None
Stated Purpose: The mission of PACT, Inc. is to facilitate change in the lives of people and we challenge organizational systems for the purpose of improving the change process. The vision of PACT, Inc. - As leaders in community safety we will be advocates for change in both individual lives and organizational systems. PACT, Inc. is a private, not-for-profit criminal justice agency that is a program of PACT, Inc. The Hoosier Hills PACT service area includes the mostly rural counties of south central Indiana--Washington, Orange, Harrison, Crawford, Scott, and Lawrence. The parent agency, PACT, Inc., also serves the northern Indiana counties of Porter and LaPorte.

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Evaluation Conclusions

              

Hoosier Hills Pact meets the 20 Standards for Charity Accountability.
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Programs

              

Hoosier Hills PACT provides programs that encourage offenders to take responsibility for their actions, involves the victim in the criminal justice process, addresses community needs, works for community safety and provides cost-effective alternatives to incarceration. Programs include: Community Service Restitution/Community Work Crew--instead of a jail sentence, the Court sentences adult and juvenile offenders to provide unpaid work to public and not-for-profit agencies Corrections Classes--staff facilitate Thinking For A Change, Prime For Life, Intensive Alcohol and Drug Program and men's non-violence groups for offenders who are Court ordered to attend. Court Monitoring--PACT contracts with prosecutors to provide this service to crime victims who are kept informed of the progress of their case through the Court system. Domestic Violence Shelter--provides a safe residence for victims of domestic violence and their children. This program also offers a 24-hour crisis line and bi-weekly support groups for residents, former residents, and other domestic violence victims. Victim Assistance--provides support and referral services to crime victims as well as crisis intervention, court orientation, and case status information. Community Transition Program--staff develop and monitor case plans for offenders eligible for and accepted into this legislatively sanctioned re-entry program. Life Skills Training--a universal classroom based prevention program that teaches general personal and social skills in combination with drug resistance skills. Bry Behavioral Monitoring & Reinforcement Program--a school-based early intervention program that focuses on behavior modification and reinforcement of academic performance and obeying school rules. Day Reporting/School Suspension--designed to prevent repeat episodes of expulsion from the regular education program, and prevent students at risk from dropping out before graduation because of behavior problems. Savannah Family Institute Parenting With Love And Limits--serves adolescents and their families who come to the attention of the juvenile justice system due to extreme and out of control behaviors. Intensive Case Management--services offered to juveniles age 12 through 17 and their families.

For the fiscal year ended June 30, 2012, PACT Inc.'s program expenses were:

  
Program Expenses 4,084,026
Total Program Expenses: $4,084,026
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Governance

              

Chief Executive : Sharon Mortensen, Executive Director
Compensation*: 
$60,000

Highest Paid Executive: Jon L. Kuss,Director
Compensation*: $61,842

Chair of the Board: George Douglas
Chair's Profession / Business Affiliation: General Manager, North Coast Distributing

Board Size: 9

Paid Staff Size: 35

*Compensation includes annual salary and, if applicable, benefit plans, expense accounts, and other allowances.
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Fund Raising

              

Method(s) Used:

The agency's primary source of revenue is from government grants and contracts and includes funding from the Federal Bureau of Prisons, the Indiana Department of Corrections, the Indiana Criminal Justice Institute, the Indiana Tobacco Prevention and Cessation Agency, Indiana Department of Child Services, the Indiana State Department of Health, U.S. Probation, and the Federal Emergency Management Agency.

In addition, Hoosier Hills PACT is a Metro United Way member agency.

Fund raising costs were % of related contributions. (Related contributions, which totaled $1,008,255, are donations received as a result of fund raising activities.)
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Tax Status

              

This organization is tax-exempt under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. It is eligible to receive contributions deductible as charitable donations for federal income tax purposes.
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Financial

              

The following information is based on PACT, Inc.'s audited financial statements for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2013.

Ending net assets as reported are unrestricted net assets.

Total assets as reported include $1,811,662 invested in land, buildings, and equipment, net.

Source of Funds  
Grants and Contracts 3,016,208
Contributions 970,155
Client Fees 870,497
In-kind Revenue 38,100
Interest 2,204
Total Income $4,897,164


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Uses of Funds as a % of Total Expenses

Programs: 97%    Administrative: 3% 

Total income $4,897,164
Program expenses $4,084,026
Fund raising expenses
Administrative expenses 112,424
Total expenses $4,196,450
Income in Excess of Expenses 700,714
Beginning net assets 1,429,996
Ending net assets 2,130,710
Total liabilities 756,478
Total assets $2,887,188

This report was originally issued in January 2013. Financial information in the report was updated in March 2014.

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