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YOUTH VOICE INITIATIVE INC Organization Name provided in the GuideStar Exchange* as of 05/04/2012: YOUTH VOICE INITIATIVE INC

Organization Name as listed in the IRS Business Master File as of 07/14/2014: YOUTH VOICE INITIATIVE INC

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AKA  YVI
Racine, WI

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YOUTH VOICE INITIATIVE INC Organization Name provided in the GuideStar Exchange* as of 05/04/2012: YOUTH VOICE INITIATIVE INC

Organization Name as listed in the IRS Business Master File as of 07/14/2014: YOUTH VOICE INITIATIVE INC

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Also Known As: YVI
Physical Address: Racine, WI 53405 
EIN: 26-2478447
Web URL: www.youthvoiceinitiative.org 
Blog URL: www.myspace.com/youthvoiceinitiative 
NTEE Category: W Public, Society Benefit
W99 Public, Society Benefit - Multipurpose and Other N.E.C.
R Civil Rights, Social Action, Advocacy
R99 Civil Rights, Social Action, and Advocacy N.E.C.
Ruling Year: 2009 
Top Funders: Founder, Lika Saliscente - $1,000
Mike Cee - $100


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Mission Statement

Mission Not Impossible: The Youth Voice Initiative is a social welfare organization which authors and lobbies the innovative and groundbreaking laws we need to protect children from the dangers that arise from abuse and take away the tools for child predators who conspire to commit crimes against children, as well as the growing problem of domestic violence against men and fathers, as well as other abuses against our children.  We also gather support for these laws and build awareness to the problems that inspire them. The purpose  and mission of Youth Voice Initiative is to give a voice to the countless number of children who daily become victims of child predators.  These predators use every tool and deception possible to prey on their innocence.  The problem has become increasingly larger and the existing laws are manipulated in a way that allows these predators to repeatedly victimize children.  We believe that all children have a basic right to have their safety and innocence protected so that they may grow into confident, mature and productive adults. The Youth Voice Initiative is here to bring legislation to ensure that child safety comes first, as a society who doesn't cherish children have higher crime rates.  The time is now to protect our children. We are a new, brave and bold organization where backing down from dangerous criminals is not a choice.  It will not be easy or quickly accomplished since these pedophiles have created an multi-billion dollar industry out of the exploitation and abuse of children.  It is therefore with great determination and dedication that we will undertake the task of dismantling their operations and provide justice for the victims. Our goals are to increase awareness and education for abuse prevention as well as to petition and sponsor legislation to make it more difficult for predators to continually offend and get off with minimal punishment.  We  have determined that legislation should be in place  to insure that these predators receive appropriate punishments rather than escaping through loopholes.  Additionally, we further hope to encourage victims to seek counseling and seek organizations to form alliances with to provide survivor support, creative outlets and other services.

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Leadership

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Mr. Michael Cee

Term:

Since Feb 2009

Profile:

Ability to manage funds & stay within budget.   Understands tax forms and how to fill them out for IRS purposes.   Advocacy strengths were attained from 6+ years of parenting/sexual abuse issues/victimization/offender experience.   Did work face to face with offenders and victims.   Step parent of children who'd experienced former inter-family abuse on sexual and physical levels, who are now stable and contributing members of society.

Leadership Statement:

I conducted much research and compiled a list of all of the things I would need to start YVI and be fully legal and operational.  It seemed a little pricey to get things started but when compared to the well being of our children or other victims, it was a “drop in a bucket”, of value.  YVI’s mission is to lobby any laws that will protect anybody (though especially focused toward children) from abuse, sexual or otherwise, and to stiffen the penalties towards those offenders. News Presses: Care2 - the Petition Site: http://www.care2.com/news/member/872573004/1940817(http://www.care2.com/news/member/872573004/1940817) Journal Times Online: http://my.journaltimes.com/Lika(http://my.journaltimes.com/Lika) http://my.journaltimes.com/post/cityofracine/seeking_soldiers_to_fight_child_sex_abuse.html(http://my.journaltimes.com/post/cityofracine/seeking_soldiers_to_fight_child_sex_abuse.html) http://www.journaltimes.com/news/local/article_302ab6fe-4e93-11df-bc3f-001cc4c03286.html(http://www.journaltimes.com/news/local/article_302ab6fe-4e93-11df-bc3f-001cc4c03286.html) Blog Talk Radio: http://www.podcastdirectory.com/podshows/7881515(http://www.podcastdirectory.com/podshows/7881515)

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Programs

Program: Lobbying Legislators (GuideStar Exchange,
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Budget:
$200
Category:
Crime & Legal
Population Served:
Crime/Abuse Victims

Program Description:

This is to ensure that laws are being passed to help curb violent crimes against our children.

Program Long-Term Success:

Program Short-Term Success:

As of May 2011, our efforts towards pushing the legislation to get "Aprils Law" passed, is already in its drafted stage and is being introduced to the Legislature by Rep. Cory Mason.

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Impact Summary from the Nonprofit

"The War On Abuse Movement, We Bring Child Predators to Justice and Justice to Child Predators"   April's Law Wisconsin is coming soon, it's being introduced as we speak.  The revolution against child sex offenders has started.   Please continue to sign the federal petition to ensure proper passage when it comes time to do so. http://www.thepetitionsite.com/1/worldwide-petition-for-aprils-law-in-the-us/

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