By 1998, attorney Bruce Strom had realized the American dream. The senior partner of a very successful, multi-office law practice, he had won several awards and been recognized for one of his cases that went before the United States Supreme Court. He and his wife, Helen, had just learned they were having twin sons after years of praying for children. Life was good.
Yet in the shadow of these blessings, he saw the needs of thousands of individuals who could not realize the American dream because of education, poverty, disability and other barriers. Helen made Bruce a Christmas present with verses of justice and one of those was from Zechariah 7:9-10: “This is what the Lord Almighty says, ‘Administer true justice; show mercy and compassion to one another. Do not oppress the widow, the fatherless, the alien or the poor. In your hearts do not think evil of each other.’” This verse would serve as the founding verse for what was to become “Administer Justice.”
Administer Justice was incorporated in 2000 as a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit charitable organization. For the first two years the organization operated out of a local church two Saturdays a month. By 2002 Bruce realized the only way for individuals to effectively receive justice was to open the office on a full-time basis and he made the difficult decision to close his private law practice. Leaving his lucrative career, the Strom’s joined the ranks of those they were serving as they now qualified for services from Administer Justice.
Today hundreds of volunteers serve thousands of people in need of help and hope. Each day staff and volunteers have the opportunity to provide hope to the hopeless, to empower the powerless and show mercy and compassion to those in need. We hope you will join us on this amazing justice journey by visiting our website, www.administerjustice.org and getting involved.