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Justice Federal Credit Union Announces Mark L. Robnett as New President and CEO

Chantilly, VA - September 17, 2018 – The Board of Directors for the $794 million Justice Federal Credit Union, headquartered in Chantilly, Virginia is pleased to announce the appointment of Mark L. Robnett as the new President and CEO.

Robnett was named interim CEO in May 2018 after serving as the Credit Union’s Executive Vice President and Chief Information Officer. While in this capacity, he played an important leadership role in establishing the Credit Union’s Operation Center and restructuring and building the information technology team. He initiated a "Member service driven" philosophy introducing the latest in technological advances such as biometric identification and facial recognition.

Robnett began his career with Justice Federal in 2013 as Vice President of Information Technology. His credit union experience was launched while working with industry financial software and solutions service providers– Fiserv and Symitar, and as Data Center and Operations Manager with Y12 Federal Credit Union. Before making the move to Justice Federal, Robnett worked for Willis North America, managing regional stakeholders to elicit changes to business processes and fit to information systems.

"The Board's decision to appoint Mark was a unanimous one. We believe Mark is very much aligned with our values, culture, and shared vision for the organization. He brings a proven track record of success, with experience providing fiscal, strategic and operations leadership in uniquely challenging situations," said Mary Ann Woodson, Chair of the Justice Federal Board.

"Enormous opportunity lies ahead for Justice Federal, and we couldn’t be happier with Mark at the helm, helping us and our Members achieve continued success," said Woodson.

"I am honored by the Board's decision. My focus will be on keeping the organization future focused by leveraging, institutionalizing, and continually improving core capabilities," said Robnett.

Mr. Robnett holds a Bachelor"s degree with a concentration in Management Information Systems from Oakland University, a Certified Chief Executive (CCE) designation from CUES, Darden School of Business, Cornell University, and Wharton School of Business, and a Security Leadership Certification (GSLC) from GIAC, the leader in information security and cyber security certifications.

Mr. Robnett and his wife Brooke, reside in Northern Virginia with their son and two daughters.

About Justice Federal
Justice Federal Credit Union has assets over $794M and is headquartered in Chantilly, Virginia. The member owned, financial cooperative provides financial services nationwide exclusively to employees of the Department of Justice, the Department of Homeland Security, the Georgia Department of Public Safety, law enforcement communities, their family members, related associations, and contractors. Locations include Los Angeles, San Diego, Atlanta, Chicago, Miami, New York, Texas, Virginia, West Virginia and Washington, D.C. Visit www.jfcu.org to learn more.

Chantilly, VA - August 2, 2018 – Justice Federal Credit Union is tipping the scales of Justice in your favor with a special promotional twenty-four month term certificate rate.

For a limited time, new and existing Members can earn more with an annual percentage yield (APY) of 3.252%, compared to the national average annual percentage yield of 2.620% APY as reported by Bankrate.com on deposits of $500 - $99,999. Deposits of $100,000 or more, earn an annual percentage yield of 3.354%.

Deposits must be new money, which is defined as money from another financial institution, or funds that have been on deposit in a Justice Federal account for 30 days or less. Members may select their choice of certificate— Share, Traditional or Roth Individual Retirement Account.

The advertised rates include an additional 10 basis points for Members with a Justice National or Beyond the Badge Checking Account.

"We’ve had one of our strongest lending months in our 83 year history. It’s our way of saying thank you to our Members for their continued loyalty," said Mark L. Robnett, Interim President and CEO/CIO.

The National Credit Union Administration (NCUA) insures Member deposits up to at least $250,000 per individual depositor. The NCUA is an independent agency that administers the National Credit Union Share Insurance Fund (NCUSIF). Like the FDIC’s Deposit Insurance Fund, the NCUSIF is a federal insurance fund backed by the full faith and credit of the United States Government. Not one penny of insured savings has ever been lost by a Member of a federally insured credit union.

For more information about this special promotional certificate offering, or to view eligibility requirements for membership, visit www.jfcu.org.

About Justice Federal
Justice Federal Credit Union has assets over $755M and is headquartered in Chantilly, Virginia. The member owned, financial cooperative provides financial services nationwide exclusively to employees of the Department of Justice, the Department of Homeland Security, the Georgia Department of Public Safety, law enforcement communities, their family members, related associations, and contractors. Locations include Los Angeles, San Diego, Atlanta, Chicago, Miami, New York, Texas, Virginia, West Virginia and Washington, D.C. Visit www.jfcu.org to learn more.

Chantilly, VA - March 13, 2018 – The FBI National Academy Associates, Inc., the strongest law enforcement leadership network in the world, recently recognized Justice Federal Credit Union for its’ dedication, support and outstanding contributions with a Diamond Strategic Alliance Award, the highest level award bestowed.

Recognized as the world’s strongest law enforcement network, the FBI National Academy Associates is an international organization of 17,000 senior law enforcement professionals, representing 170 countries, all 50 states, and over 7,500 law enforcement agencies. FBINAA members make up the highest 1% of all senior law enforcement in the world.

The organization works closely with the FBI, to promote the tenets of Knowledge, Courage and Integrity carrying forward that, which is instilled in each FBI National Academy graduate. With the support of corporate partners, such as Justice Federal, the FBINAA is a premier provider of training at local, national and international levels.

"It is such a huge honor to be recognized with the Diamond Strategic Alliance Award, we look forward to continuing to further our strong relationship with the members of the National Academy Associates, Inc.," said Peter Sainato, President and CEO.

Founded in 1935, Justice Federal is exclusively chartered to serve the justice and law enforcement community. For over 80 years, Justice Federal has proudly supported the men and women who serve Justice. "As a strategic partner, Justice Federal supports the FBINAA's mission through various sponsorships that include the FBINAA Annual Training Conference, the annual International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) conference, and Youth Leadership Program- a weeklong training event for high school students at the FBI Academy," said Sainato.

To learn more about the FBI National Academy Associates, Inc., please visit www.fbinaa.org. To learn more about Justice Federal, or to view eligibility requirements for membership, visit www.jfcu.org.

About Justice Federal
Justice Federal Credit Union has assets over $750M and is headquartered in Chantilly, Virginia. The member owned, financial cooperative provides financial services nationwide exclusively to employees of the Department of Justice, the Department of Homeland Security, the Georgia Department of Public Safety, law enforcement communities, their family members, related associations, and contractors. Locations include Los Angeles, San Diego, Atlanta, Chicago, Miami, New York, Texas, Virginia, West Virginia and Washington, D.C. Visit www.jfcu.org for more information.

Chantilly, VA - June 1, 2018 – Headquartered in Chantilly, Virginia, Justice Federal Credit Union’s announces it has successfully completed its merger with Guardian First Federal Credit Union in Ft. Worth, Texas. The merger provides former Guardian First Members a more robust offering of products and services, enhanced technology capabilities, and a significantly larger brick-and-mortar presence with 27 branch locations, and three Member Service Centers, across eight states and the District of Columbia.

Members can take advantage of premium auto, mortgage, and personal loan rates along with competitive savings rates.

"I am extremely pleased to announce the merger of our Credit Unions," said Peter J. Sainato, President and CEO of Justice Federal. "The merger supports our strategic plans to expand our membership and strengthen our commitment to serving justice across the nation," said Sainato.

"We are equally excited about this partnership," said Carrie Delker, former President & CEO of Guardian First. "Guardian First and Justice Federal both share a commitment to building better lives for Members and employees. Together, we bring our Members and employees greater value," said Delker.

Justice Federal welcomes Guardian First members, employees of the Bureau of Prisons, and their families, and looks forward to establishing long lasting member relationships.

The Credit Union will remain open with the same friendly associates. The Justice Federal BOP Ft. Worth branch is located at the Federal Correctional Institution in Fort Worth, Texas behind Tarrant County College County Campus. The branch hours are 9:00 AM – 4:30 PM, CST, Monday – Friday.

About Justice Federal
Justice Federal Credit Union has assets over $750M and is headquartered in Chantilly, Virginia. The member owned, financial cooperative provides financial services nationwide exclusively to employees of the Department of Justice, the Department of Homeland Security, the Georgia Department of Public Safety, law enforcement communities, their family members, related associations, and contractors. Locations include Los Angeles, San Diego, Atlanta, Chicago, Miami, New York, Texas, Virginia, West Virginia and Washington, D.C. Visit www.jfcu.org for more information.

Chantilly, VA - January 17, 2018 – With the threat of a Federal Government shutdown just days away, Justice Federal Credit Union stands ready to offer special assistance in the form of unsecured, low interest rate loans and deferred payments to all Members of the Department of Justice and the Department of Homeland Security in the event a shutdown occurs.

The U.S. House of Representatives and Senate have until midnight on Friday, January 19, 2018 to pass either an appropriations bill or an additional continuing resolution to avert a government shutdown. Should negotiations collapse, most federal agencies would close and hundreds of thousands government workers would be furloughed.

“We are here to take care of our Members, and stand ready to offer special assistance should the government shutdown — it’s our promise,” said Peter Sainato, President & CEO.

Members confronted with a shutdown or furlough may apply for a Special Assistance Loan, unsecured up to $5,000 at an annual rate of 0% for the first 90 days. After that time, the rate will convert to 4.90% for a term of 24-months. The loan amount is based on the Member’s net pay deposit, with direct deposit required. Members may defer their first loan payment for up to 60 days.

Members in good standing with existing Justice Federal Consumer Loans, or Credit cards, may request to defer payments on loans, and request assistance with a Justice Federal First Mortgage. In addition, Members with a non-IRA Share Certificate may withdraw funds with no early withdrawal penalty.

Justice Federal encourages all Members to refinance their high interest rate debt, whether it is auto loans, consumer loans, or credits cards that they may be carrying with other creditors. By refinancing with the Credit Union, they not only reduce their monthly expenses, but can also defer their first payment for up to 90 days allowing them to keep more money in their pocket.

The Credit Union will make every effort to work with Members who may find themselves struggling financially as a result of a Federal government shutdown or furlough. New Members are welcome to join the Credit Union, and must meet current underwriting standards to qualify for the Special Assistance Loan. To learn more visit www.jfcu.org.

Members should contact the Credit Union directly for special requests, eligibility, restrictions and qualifications and may apply for the Special Assistance Loan online at www.jfcu.org.  

About Justice Federal
Justice Federal Credit Union has assets over $717M and is headquartered in Chantilly, Virginia. The member owned, financial cooperative provides financial services nationwide exclusively to employees of the Department of Justice, the Department of Homeland Security, the Georgia Department of Public Safety, law enforcement communities, their family members, related associations, and contractors. Locations include Los Angeles, San Diego, Atlanta, Chicago, Miami, New York, Houston, Virginia, West Virginia and Washington, D.C.

2017 Press Releases

Chantilly, VA – September 13, 2017 – Justice Federal Credit Union stands by their Members needing financial assistance in FEMA declared disaster counties resulting from Hurricane’s Harvey and Irma. New and Existing Members requiring assistance can call the Credit Union’s Member Service Center at 800.550.5328, Monday – Friday, 8:30 AM – 8:00 PM, EST. To further assist Members, the Credit Union will be open Saturday, September 16, 2017 from 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM, EST

New and existing Justice Federal Credit Union Members may request a Special Assistance Personal Loan for up to $5,000 at 0% Annual Percentage Rate with the first payment deferred for 90 days. The loan proceeds will be made available immediately.

The following special assistance is also available:

  • Personal loans from $5,001 - $10,000 at 5.00% Annual Percentage Rate; payment deferred for 90 days
  • Auto loans at current Annual Percentage Rates up to 96 months, payment deferred for 90 days
  • Deferred loan payments up to 90 days on all existing Justice Federal personal, auto loan and VISA credit cards
  • Deferred home equity up to 6 months on all existing homes financed by Justice Federal deemed uninhabitable
  • Mortgage Assistance up to 6 months on all existing homes financed by Justice Federal deemed uninhabitable
  • No wire transfer fees
  • Refund of Justice Federal imposed ATM fees for members in the affected areas
  • Replacement Justice Federal VISA Credit and Debit Cards sent to Members via Federal Express at no charge
“We never back away when our Members are confronted with hard times — especially in the event of a natural disaster — it’s our Special Assistance Promise,” — said Peter J. Sainato, President & CEO.

To request special assistance, new or existing Members may visit www.jfcu.org to learn more, or contact the Justice Federal Member Service Center at 800.550.5328. Restrictions/conditions apply.

About Justice Federal
Justice Federal Credit Union has assets over $725M and is headquartered in Chantilly, Virginia. The member owned, financial cooperative provides financial services nationwide exclusively to employees of the Department of Justice, the Department of Homeland Security, the Georgia Department of Public Safety, law enforcement communities, their family members, related associations, and contractors. Locations include Los Angeles, San Diego, Atlanta, Chicago, Miami, New York, Houston, Virginia, West Virginia and Washington, D.C. Visit www.jfcu.org for more information.

Chantilly, VA – Justice Federal Credit Union stands by their Members needing financial assistance in FEMA declared disaster counties resulting from Hurricane Harvey. They stand ready to offer immediate Special Assistance — it’s their promise.

New and existing Justice Federal Credit Union Members may request a Special Assistance Personal Loan for up to $3,000 at 0% Annual Percentage Rate with the first payment deferred for 90 days by calling 800.550.5328, Monday – Friday, 8:30 AM – 8:00 PM, EST. The loan proceeds will be made available immediately.

The following special assistance is also available:

  • Personal loans from $3,001 - $10,000 at 5.00% Annual Percentage Rate; payment deferred for 90 days
  • Auto loans at current Annual Percentage Rates up to 96 months, payment deferred for 90 days
  • Deferred loan payments up to 90 days on all existing Justice Federal personal, auto loan and VISA credit cards
  • Deferred home equity and mortgage payments up to 6 months on all existing homes financed by Justice Federal determined uninhabitable
  • No wire transfer fees
  • Refund of Justice Federal imposed ATM fees for members in the affected areas
  • Replacement Justice Federal VISA Credit and Debit Cards sent to Members via Federal Express at no charge
“At Justice Federal, we are here to help. We are about “Giving Back,” — giving back to the justice and law enforcement community, giving back to our Members,” said Peter J. Sainato, President & CEO.

“We never back away when our Members are confronted with hard times — especially in the event of a natural disaster, we stand ready to offer Special Assistance — it’s our Promise,” said Sainato.

To request special assistance, new or existing Members may visit www.jfcu.org to learn more, or contact the Justice Federal Member Service Center at 800.550.5328. Restrictions/conditions apply.

About Justice Federal
Justice Federal Credit Union has assets over $725M and is headquartered in Chantilly, Virginia. The member owned, financial cooperative provides financial services nationwide exclusively to employees of the Department of Justice, the Department of Homeland Security, the Georgia Department of Public Safety, law enforcement communities, their family members, related associations, and contractors. Locations include Los Angeles, San Diego, Atlanta, Chicago, Miami, New York, Houston, Virginia, West Virginia and Washington, D.C. Visit www.jfcu.org for more information.

Chantilly, VA. – August 29, 2017 – Justice Federal Credit Union hosted a grand opening celebration at its new branch located within the Georgia Department of Driver Services at 2206 Eastview Parkway, NE, Conyers, Georgia.

The new branch is the Credit Union’s third in the Atlanta metropolitan area. The Credit Union has a branch conveniently located within the Georgia Department of Public Safety headquarters in Atlanta, as well as a branch within the Georgia Department of Public Safety Training Center in Forsyth, GA.

After an official ribbon cutting and remarks, attendees enjoyed a BBQ luncheon catered by Shane’s Rib Shack, and were provided with a welcome gift and information regarding the many products and services offered by the Credit Union. In addition, those who utilized the onsite Justice Federal ATM had an opportunity to win “cash on the spot!”

The expanded Justice Federal presence in the Atlanta metropolitan area allows the Credit Union to serve current Members within the justice and law enforcement community and over 1,400 individuals working with divisions of the Georgia Department of Public Safety.

Justice Federal welcomes employees, and retirees of the Georgia Department of Public Services and their families to join the Credit Union, and to take advantage of the many Member benefits including premium auto, mortgage, and personal loan rates along with competitive savings rates. To join, individuals may visit www.jfcu.org/join, their nearest branch, or call 800.550.5328.

The new branch hours are Monday, Wednesday and Friday 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM, EST, closed 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM, EST. The public accessible branch is also a member of the CO-OP Shared Branch network.

About Justice Federal
Established in 1935, Justice Federal Credit Union has assets over $713M and is headquartered in Chantilly, Virginia. The member owned, financial cooperative provides financial services nationwide exclusively to employees of the Department of Justice, the Department of Homeland Security, the Georgia Department of Public safety, employees of the City of Bridgeport, WV, law enforcement communities, their family members, related associations, and contractors. Locations include Atlanta, California, Chicago, Houston, Miami, New York, Virginia, West Virginia and Washington D.C. Visit www.jfcu.org to learn more.

Chantilly, VA. – August 25, 2017 – Effective immediately all Justice Federal Credit Union Members needing financial assistance in the event the states of Texas, Louisiana, and Mississippi are declared disaster states by FEMA due to hurricane Harvey can obtain special personal loans, and deferred loan payments on auto, home equity, mortgage, personal loans and VISA credit cards. Members who reside in or own property, such as home or auto, and need financial support in the FEMA declared disaster states are eligible to receive emergency assistance.

The following services are available to Members:

  • Instant Personal Loans up to $3,000 at 0% Annual Percentage Rate; payment deferred for 90 days
  • Personal loans from $3,001 - $10,000 at 5.00% Annual Percentage Rate; payment deferred for 90 days
  • Auto loans at current Annual Percentage Rates up to 96 months, payment deferred for 90 days
  • Deferred loan payments up to 90 days on all existing Justice Federal personal, auto loan and VISA credit cards
  • Deferred home equity and mortgage payments up to 6 months on all existing homes financed by Justice Federal determined uninhabitable
  • No wire transfer fees
  • Refund of Justice Federal imposed ATM fees for members in the affected areas
  • Replacement Justice Federal VISA Credit and Debit Cards sent to Members via Federal Express at no charge
Please visit your nearest branch, or www.jfcu.org to learn more, or to apply online. You may also contact the Justice Federal Member Service Center at 800.550.5328. Restrictions/conditions apply.

About Justice Federal
Justice Federal Credit Union has assets over $725M and is headquartered in Chantilly, Virginia. The member owned, financial cooperative provides financial services nationwide exclusively to employees of the Department of Justice, the Department of Homeland Security, the Georgia Department of Public Safety, law enforcement communities, their family members, related associations, and contractors. Locations include Los Angeles, San Diego, Atlanta, Chicago, Miami, New York, Houston, Virginia, West Virginia and Washington, D.C. Visit www.jfcu.org for more information.

Chantilly, VA. – August 24, 2017 – Justice Federal Credit Union recently cut the ribbon on a new branch located within the FBI Miami Field Office at 2030 SW 145th Avenue, Miramar, Florida. The building was officially named the Benjamin P. Grogan and Jerry L. Dove Federal Building in honor of two Miami-based FBI Special Agents killed in the line of duty April 11, 1986.

The FBI Miami Field Office covers nine counties in Southern Florida and works to protect Americans from domestic and international terrorism, espionage, cybercrime, public corruption, and a range of other crimes that undermine the safety and security of the nation.

The Miami branch is Justice Federal’s foray into the state of Florida. The Credit Union currently has 26 branches located in eight states and the District of Columbia. The expanded Justice Federal presence allows the Credit Union to serve Members within the justice and law enforcement community.

“We understand that today’s law enforcement is more complex than ever before. The FBI and associated agencies are facing a growing array of challenges, opportunities, and threats worldwide in their day-to-day operations,” said Peter J. Sainato, President and CEO.

“Adapting to the changing needs of our Members is a priority. We take great pride in our ability to connect with law enforcement leaders from across the nation to provide the valuable resources needed to succeed on the job and within their personal life,” said Sainato.

After an official ribbon cutting and remarks, attendees enjoyed a boxed luncheon and were provided with a welcome gift and information regarding the many products and services offered by the Credit Union. In addition, those who utilized the onsite Justice Federal ATM had an opportunity to win “cash on the spot!”

Justice Federal welcomes employees, and retirees of the justice and law enforcement community and their families to join the Credit Union, and to take advantage of the many Member benefits including premium auto, mortgage, and personal loan rates along with competitive savings rates. To join, individuals may visit www.jfcu.org/join, their nearest branch, or call 800.550.5328.

The new branch hours are Monday through Friday, 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM, EST, closed 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM, EST.

About Justice Federal
Established in 1935, Justice Federal Credit Union has assets over $713M and is headquartered in Chantilly, Virginia. The member owned, financial cooperative provides financial services nationwide exclusively to employees of the Department of Justice, the Department of Homeland Security, the Georgia Department of Public safety, employees of the City of Bridgeport, WV, law enforcement communities, their family members, related associations, and contractors. Locations include Atlanta, California, Chicago, Houston, Miami, New York, Virginia, West Virginia and Washington D.C. Visit www.jfcu.org to learn more.

Chantilly, VA. – August 10, 2017 – Justice Federal Credit Union recently hosted a grand opening celebration at its new branch located within the US Marshals Service headquartered at 1215 S Clark Street, Arlington, Virginia.

After an official ribbon cutting and remarks, attendees were provided with a welcome gift and information regarding the many products and services offered by the Credit Union.

“We understand that today’s law enforcement is more complex than ever before. US Marshals face a growing array of challenges in their day-to-day operations— tracking down and apprehending the worst of the worst in our nation, answering our nation’s call in catastrophes, monitoring and transporting dangerous criminals, and protecting the safety of our federal courts, witnesses, and federal judges,” said Peter J. Sainato, President and CEO.

“We take great pride in our ability to connect with our Members to provide the valuable resources needed to succeed on the job and within their personal life,” said Sainato.

Justice Federal welcomes over 5,200 employees, and retirees of the U.S. Marshals Service and their families to join the Credit Union, and to take advantage of the many Member benefits including premium auto, mortgage, and personal loan rates along with competitive savings rates. To join, individuals may visit www.jfcu.org/join, their nearest branch, or call 800.550.5328.

The new branch hours are Monday through Friday, 8:30 AM – 1:00 PM, and 2:00 PM — 4:30 PM, EST.

About Justice Federal
Established in 1935, Justice Federal Credit Union has assets over $713M and is headquartered in Chantilly, Virginia. The member owned, financial cooperative provides financial services nationwide exclusively to employees of the Department of Justice, the Department of Homeland Security, the Georgia Department of Public safety, employees of the City of Bridgeport, WV, law enforcement communities, their family members, related associations, and contractors. Locations include Atlanta, California, Chicago, Houston, Miami, New York, Virginia, West Virginia and Washington D.C. Visit www.jfcu.org to learn more.

Chantilly, VA – April 24, 2017 – Justice Federal Credit Union announced that it is ready to offer special assistance in the form of unsecured, low interest rate loans and deferred payments to all Members of the Department of Justice and the Department of Homeland Security in the event of a Federal government shutdown or furlough.

Members confronted with a shutdown or furlough may apply for a Special Assistance Loan, unsecured up to $10,000 at an annual rate of 0% for the first 60 days. After that time, the rate will convert to 4.90% for a term of 24-months. The loan amount is based on the Member’s net pay deposit, with direct deposit required. Members may defer their first loan payment for up to 60 days.

Members with existing Justice Federal Consumer Loans, or Credit cards, may request to defer one payment per loan. In addition, existing Members with a First Mortgage may request one payment suspension per mortgage loan, and existing Members with a non-IRA Share Certificate may withdraw funds with no early withdrawal penalty.

Justice Federal encourages all Members to refinance their high interest rate debt, whether it is auto loans, consumer loans, or credits cards that they may be carrying with other creditors. By refinancing with the Credit Union, they not only reduce their monthly expenses, but can also defer their first payment for up to 90 days allowing them to keep more money in their pocket.

The Credit Union will make every effort to work with Members who may find themselves struggling financially as a result of a Federal government shutdown or furlough. New Members are welcome to join the Credit Union, and may visit www.jfcu.org to learn more.

“Supporting the Justice community is a vital part of our mission,” said Peter Sainato, President & CEO. “We stand ready to offer special assistance to our Members once again, as we did during the last government shutdown,” said Sainato.

Members should contact the Credit Union directly for special requests, eligibility, restrictions and qualifications and may apply for the Special Assistance Loan online at www.jfcu.org.

2016 Press Releases

Chantilly, VA – November 30, 2016 – Justice Federal Credit Union in partnership with the FBI National Academy Associates welcomed members of the justice and law enforcement community at the annual International Chiefs of Police, (IACP) Conference. This year’s reception was held aboard the USS Midway, one of America’s longest-serving aircraft carriers, in San Diego, California. Guests aboard the USS Midway entered a floating city at sea and walked in the footsteps of 225,000 Midway sailors who served our country and upheld the American ideals of strength, freedom and peace.

The USS Midway offered an unforgettable setting for the evening’s reception attended by over 800 guests, one of the largest gatherings for the annual FBINAA reception. Guests were able to spend time exploring more than 60 exhibits with a collection of 29 restored aircraft open for exploration. Many guests opted to dine inside these magnificent aircrafts, like the CH – 46 Sea Knight Helicopter utilized by Marines during the Vietnam War. It was a great night of reconnecting and networking by all in attendance during a busy week at the IACP conference.

The keynote speaker was FBI Director James Comey who warmly welcomed everyone on board. Afterwards, Justice Federal CEO Peter Sainato addressed the Credit Union’s commitment to the law enforcement community, that is now over 80 years strong. He added, that “Justice Federal Credit Union is proud to stand side-by-side with the members of the FBINAA.”

The International Association of Chiefs of Police, founded in 1893, has long had a reputation for providing top-notch education on the most pressing law enforcement topics. They are dedicated to advancing the law enforcement profession through advocacy, outreach, and education to members around the globe.

Recognized as the world’s strongest law enforcement network, the FBI National Academy Associates has a global membership of nearly 17,000, representing 170 countries. The organization works closely with the FBI, to promote the tenets of Knowledge, Courage and Integrity; carrying forward that which is instilled in each FBI National Academy graduate. With the support of corporate partners, such as Justice Federal Credit Union, the FBINAA is a premier provider of training at local, national and international levels.

Chantilly, VA – April 21, 2016 – Effective immediately all Justice Federal Credit Union Members needing financial assistance in the FEMA declared disaster states of Louisiana, Mississippi, and Texas can obtain special personal loans, and deferred loan payments on auto, home equity, mortgage personal loans and VISA credit cards. Members who reside in or own property, such as home or auto, and need financial support in the affected states are eligible to receive emergency assistance.

The following services are available to Members:

  • Instant Personal Loans up to $3,000 at 0% Annual Percentage Rate; payment deferred for 90 days
  • Personal Loans from $3,001 - $10,000 at 5.00% Annual Percentage Rate; payment deferred for 90 days
  • Auto Loans at current Annual Percentage Rates up to 96 months, payment deferred for 90 days
  • Deferred loan payments up to 90 days on all existing Justice Federal personal, auto loan and VISA credit cards
  • Deferred home equity and mortgage payments up to 6 months on all existing homes financed by Justice Federal determined uninhabitable
  • No wire transfer fees
  • Refund of Justice Federal imposed ATM fees for members in the affected areas
  • Replacement Justice Federal VISA Credit and Debit Cards sent to Members via Federal Express at no charge

Please visit www.jfcu.org to learn more or to apply online, or contact the Justice Federal Credit Union Member Service Center at 800.550.5320. Restrictions/conditions apply.

2015 Press Releases

Chantilly, VA - September 14, 2015 - Justice Federal Credit Union is pleased to host a Grand Opening Celebration to commemorate the opening of its newest branch located in the White Oaks Business Park in Bridgeport, West Virginia. A ribbon cutting ceremony will be held on Friday, September 18, 2015 at 10:30 AM followed by remarks.

The festivities include special offers available for new and existing Members, including a special anniversary share certificate offering a rate three times the national average, member referral bonuses, premium loan rates, and a chance to win cash on the spot. Food, refreshments and commemorative gifts will be available throughout the day.

Justice Federal Credit Union exclusively chartered to serve the justice and law enforcement community, and employees of the City of Bridgeport and their immediate families welcomes new and existing Members to take part in the festivities.

Dean Toothman, Senior Business Manager will oversee the management of both the Bridgeport and CJIS branch. The new full-service branch is open Monday - Friday, 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM, and Saturday 9:00 AM - 12:00 Noon (drive-thru service only). As an added convenience, the branch offers two drive-thru service lanes and ATM.

“We are thrilled to be in Bridgeport with a new branch model. We realize that the way Members transact business is ever changing. As such, our new branch model allows staff to deliver a Member experience focused on providing financial solutions in a technology driven user-friendly environment,” said Pete Sainato, President and CEO.

The new branch environment utilizes a consultative approach emphasizing quality member engagement. When you step inside the branch, you might ask yourself “Where’s the teller window?” Instead, upon entering the branch, you are greeted by staff that proceeds to process your transaction from a state of the art dialogue pod. As an added security measure, newly introduced biometric security will allow a Member to scan their fingerprint to gain access to their account and complete a transaction.

The branch will also debut a technology bar where Members can learn more about options for accessing all of their accounts and Member benefits through an integrated 70” touchscreen. The technology bar is equipped with iPad technology that is hands on and fully interactive, with the Justice staff there every step of the way to assist with the learning process.

The new, comfortable branch atmosphere also provides Members with a coffee bar, and children’s play area.

Chantilly, VA - February 25, 2015 - Justice Federal Credit Union (Justice FCU) announced that it stands ready to offer special assistance in the form of unsecured, low interest rate loans and deferred payments to Members within components, directorates and offices of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) in the event of a Federal government shutdown or furlough.

Members confronted with a shutdown or furlough may apply for a special unsecured loan up to $10,000 at an annual rate of 0% for the first 60 days. After that time, the rate will convert to 4.90% for a term of 24-months.The loan amount is based on the Member’s net pay deposit, with direct deposit required. In addition, Members may defer their first loan payment for up to 60 days.

Members with existing Justice FCU consumer loans, or credit cards, may request to defer one payment per loan. The Credit Union will make every effort to work with Members who may find themselves struggling financially as a result of a Federal government shutdown or furlough.

New Members are welcome to join the Credit Union, and may visit www.jfcu.org to learn more about assistance.

In an effort to further assist, Justice FCU encourages all Members to refinance their high interest rate debt, whether it is auto loans, consumer loans, or credits cards that they may be carrying with other creditors. By refinancing with the Credit Union, they not only reduce their monthly expenses, but can also defer their first payment for up to 90 days allowing them to keep more money in their pocket.

“As the financial partner to the justice and law enforcement community, supporting our Members in time of need is a vital part of our mission,” said Peter Sainato, President & CEO. “We were there for our Members during the last government shutdown and stand ready to offer special assistance once again,” said Sainato.

Members should contact the Credit Union directly for special requests, eligibility, restrictions and qualifications. Members may apply for the special assistance loan online at www.jfcu.org.

2014 Press Releases

Chantilly, VA - December 8, 2014 - Justice Federal Credit Union (Justice FCU) announced that it is ready to offer special assistance in the form of unsecured, low interest rate loans and deferred payments to all Members of the Department of Justice and the Department of Homeland Security in the event of a Federal government shutdown or furlough.

Members confronted with a shutdown or furlough may apply for a special unsecured loan up to $10,000 at an annual rate of 0% for the first 60 days. After that time, the rate will convert to 4.90% for a term of 24-months.The loan amount is based on the Member’s net pay deposit, with direct deposit required. In addition, Members may defer their first loan payment for up to 60 days.

Members with existing Justice FCU consumer loans, or credit cards, may request to defer one payment per loan. The Credit Union will make every effort to work with Members who may find themselves struggling financially as a result of a Federal government shutdown or furlough.

New Members are welcome to join the Credit Union, and may visit www.jfcu.org to learn more about assistance.
In an effort to further assist, Justice FCU encourages all Members to refinance their high interest rate debt, whether it is auto loans, consumer loans, or credits cards that they may be carrying with other creditors. By refinancing with the Credit Union, they not only reduce their monthly expenses, but can also defer their first payment for up to 90 days allowing them to keep more money in their pocket.

“Supporting the Justice community is a vital part of our mission,” said Peter Sainato, President & CEO. “We were there for our Members during the last government shutdown and stand ready to offer special assistance for them once again,” said Sainato.

Members should contact the Credit Union directly for special requests, eligibility, restrictions and qualifications. Members may apply for the special assistance loan online at www.jfcu.org.

Chantilly, VA - April 9, 2014 - Justice Federal Credit Union announces the opening of its new 1.81 acre, 20,500-square-foot, Operations Center in the White Oaks Business Park in Bridgeport, WV, an inviting 470-acre, campus-type atmosphere, centrally located in the beautiful countryside.

The White Oaks Business Park is adjacent to West Virginia’s rapidly growing north-south I-79 corridor, situated near the FBI’s Criminal Justice Information Services Center (CJIS), a 500,000 square foot facility that employs more than 3,000 workers. FBI’s new Biometric Center of Excellence plans to occupy a 360,000 square foot facility in the area, and employ 1,500 people.

The Credit Union’s Operations Center is home to its newly relocated Member Service Center and Training Center, and offers space to address need for future growth.

“Our Justice brand is becoming increasingly strong within our potential member base,” said Peter Sainato, CEO. “In response to a growing number of Member requests, a public branch will open within the facility in late 2014, making this our second branch in the nearby area.”

The Credit Union currently has a restricted access branch located within the FBI’s CJIS building.
The public is invited to visit the Credit Union’s new full-service, drive-up ATM, now open adjacent to the Operations Center.

For more information about Justice FCU, or to view eligibility requirements for membership, visit www.jfcu.org,or call 800.550.5328, Monday – Friday, 8:30 AM – 8:00 PM, (EST).

2013 Press Releases

Chantilly, VA - December 5, 2013 - This holiday season Justice Federal Credit Union is providing Members with “a little more jingle to enjoy” in the form of a 0% annual percentage rate on all VISA Credit Card purchases through January 31, 2014. Members will have until May 1, 2014 before the annual percentage rate reverts to their cards current terms and conditions.

“Our number one concern is with our Members and their families. We realize the financial consequences of the recent Federal Government shutdown and ongoing sequestration orders continue to be of genuine concern to the financial well-being of our Members,” said Peter Sainato, President/CEO.

“This special rate is our way of saying “thank you” to our Members for their continued loyalty and to help make their hard-earned dollars stretch a little further this holiday season as they make purchases for loved ones, travel for the holidays, or shop for necessities. As a Member-owned financial cooperative, we are completely and totally dedicated to serving the needs, and improving the lives, of our Member-owners,” said Sainato.

When shopping with a VISA Rewards Credit Card Members can also earn double rewards on all purchases, and triple rewards when they book travel through CURewards.com through December 31, 2013.

“Our Members are, as they always have been ─ the center of everything we do,” said Sainato.

Please visit www.jfcu.org to learn more or to apply for a VISA Credit Card online, or contact the Justice FCU Member Service Center at 800.550.5328.

Chantilly, VA - October 11, 2013 - With no end to the Federal Government shutdown in sight, employees of the Department of Justice and the Department of Homeland Security are turning to Justice Federal Credit Union (Justice FCU) to get them through these uncertain financial times.

Since the shutdown began, October 1, 2013, Justice FCU has received well over 1,500 Special Assistance Furlough Loan applications from furloughed federal employees totaling nearly $8 Million. Averaging over $1 Million per day in special unsecured, zero and low interest rate loan applications, the Credit Union expects these numbers to continue to climb.

In addition, Justice FCU has received nearly 1,000 loan payment deferral requests for existing consumer loans.

Justice FCU Members affected by the Federal Government Shutdown may apply for a special unsecured loan up to $10,000 at an annual percentage rate of 0% for the first 60 days. After that time, the rate will convert to 4.90% for a term of 24-months.The loan amount is based on the Member’s net pay deposit, with direct deposit required. In addition, Members may defer their first loan payment for up to 60 days.

Existing Members with a Justice FCU consumer loan, or VISA credit card, may request to defer one payment per loan.

Existing Members with a First Mortgage may request one payment suspension per mortgage loan.

Existing members with a non-IRA share certificate may withdraw funds with no early withdrawal penalty.

New Members are welcome to join and should contact the Credit Union to learn more about assistance.

Justice FCU will expand Member Service Call Center hours to Saturday, October 12, 2013 from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM (EST) to further assist members who may be struggling as a result of the shutdown.

Members should contact the Credit Union at 800.550.5328 for special assistance, eligibility, restrictions and qualifications. Members may also apply online at www.jfcu.org for the special furlough loan.

Chantilly, VA - October 9, 2013 - Employees of the Department of Justice will soon feel the tangible effects of the Federal Government shutdown this Saturday, as many will not receive their normal paychecks as a result of being furloughed. Justice Federal Credit Union (Justice FCU) will expand Member Service Call Center hours to Saturday, October 12, 2013 from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM (EST) to further assist members who may be struggling as a result of the shutdown.

The Credit Union is offering special assistance in the form of unsecured, low interest rate loans, deferred payments, and penalty free share certificate withdrawals to all Members of the Department of Justice and the Department of Homeland Security.

Justice FCU Members affected by the Federal Government Shutdown may apply for a special unsecured loan up to $10,000 at an annual rate of 0% for the first 60 days. After that time, the rate will convert to 4.90% for a term of 24-months.The loan amount is based on the Member’s net pay deposit, with direct deposit required. In addition, Members may defer their first loan payment for up to 60 days.

Existing Members with a Justice FCU consumer loan, or VISA credit card, may request to defer one payment per loan.

Existing Members with a First Mortgage may request one payment suspension per mortgage loan.

Existing members with a non-IRA share certificate may withdraw funds with no early withdrawal penalty.

New Members are welcome to join and should contact the Credit Union to learn more about assistance.

Members should contact the Credit Union at 800.550.5328 for special assistance, eligibility, restrictions and qualifications. Members may also apply online at www.jfcu.org for the special furlough loan.

Chantilly, VA - October 8, 2013 - As concerns sweep the nation due to the shutdown of the Federal Government, Justice Federal Credit Union (Justice FCU) is prepared to assist its’ Members.

The Credit Union announced that it is offering special assistance in the form of unsecured, low interest rate loans, deferred payments, and penalty free share certificate withdrawals to all Members of the Department of Justice and the Department of Homeland Security.

Justice FCU Members confronted with a shutdown, sequestration or furlough, may apply for a special unsecured loan up to $10,000 at an annual rate of 0% for the first 60 days. After that time, the rate will convert to 4.90% for a term of 24-months.The loan amount is based on the Member’s net pay deposit, with direct deposit required. In addition, Members may defer their first loan payment for up to 60 days.

Existing Members with a Justice FCU consumer loan, or VISA credit card, may request to defer one payment per loan.

Existing Members with a First Mortgage may request one payment suspension per mortgage loan.

Existing members with a non-IRA share certificate may withdraw funds with no early withdrawal penalty. The Credit Union will make every effort to work with Members who may be struggling.

New Members are welcome to join and should contact the Credit Union to learn more about assistance.

In an effort to further assist, Justice FCU encourages all Members to refinance their high interest rate debt, whether it is auto loans, consumer loans, or credits cards that they may be carrying with other creditors. By refinancing with the Credit Union, they may not only reduce their monthly expenses, but can also defer their first payment for up to 90 days allowing them to keep more money in their pocket.

“We will be there for our Members during this financial crisis,” said Peter Sainato, President & CEO. “Supporting the Justice community is a vital part of our mission. We were there for our Members during the last government furlough and plan to be there for them again,” said Sainato.

Members should contact the Credit Union at 800.550.5328 for special assistance, eligibility, restrictions and qualifications. Members may also apply online at www.jfcu.org for the special furlough loan.

Chantilly, VA. - January 29, 2013 - Justice Federal Credit Union recently hosted two grand opening celebrations to commemorate the Credit Union’s official presence in Georgia with the merger of the Georgia Department of Public Safety Credit Union (GDPSCU). The first celebration took place at 959 E Confederate Avenue, in South East Atlanta, and the second was at 1000 Indian Springs Drive, in Forsyth. Both locations were the sites of the former GDPSCU branches. Over 500 Georgia Public Service Employees attended the grand openings.

The expanded Justice FCU presence in the Atlanta metropolitan area enables the Credit Union to serve current members who live and work there, as well as those individuals in the newly expanded field of membership, which includes individuals working within the agencies of the Georgia Department of Public Safety.

The merger of GDPSCU and Justice FCU was a natural fit, as both credit unions have similar missions, cultures, and complementary fields of membership. Each credit union has a strong history of serving members at law enforcement training centers.

Justice FCU welcomes employees of the Georgia Department of Public Safety and their families, and looks forward to establishing long lasting member relationships.

The Atlanta branch hours are 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM, EST, Monday – Friday, and the Forsyth branch hours are 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM, closed 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM, EST., Monday – Friday. Members can take advantage of our premium auto, mortgage, and personal loan rates along with competitive savings rates.

2012 Press Releases

Chantilly, VA. – October 31, 2012 - Effective immediately all Justice Federal Credit Union Members needing financial assistance in the FEMA declared disaster states on the East Coast can obtain special personal loans, and deferred loan payments on auto, home equity, mortgage personal loans and VISA credit cards. Members who reside in or own property, such as home or auto, and need financial support in the affected states are eligible to receive emergency assistance.

The following services are available to Members:

  • Instant Personal Loans up to $3,000 at 0% Annual Percentage Rate; payment deferred for 90 days.
  • Personal loans from $3,001 - $10,000 at 5.00% Annual Percentage Rate; payment deferred for 90 days
  • Auto loans at current Annual Percentage Rates up to 96 months, payment deferred for 90 days
  • Deferred loan payments up to 90 days on all existing Justice FCU personal, auto loan and VISA credit cards
  • Deferred home equity and mortgage payments up to 6 months on all existing homes financed by Justice FCU determined uninhabitable
  • No wire transfer fees
  • Refund of Justice FCU imposed ATM fees for members in the affected areas
  • Replacement Justice FCU VISA Credit and Debit Cards sent to Members via Federal Express at no charge.


Please visit www.jfcu.org to learn more or to apply online, or contact the Justice FCU Member Service Center at 800.550.5328. Restrictions/conditions apply

2011 Press Releases

Chantilly, VA - July 21, 2011 - In the face of a possible curtailment of government operations resulting from a delay in increasing the federal debt ceiling, Justice Federal Credit Union (Justice FCU) has once again come to the aid of its employed and retired Federal government members.

Justice FCU has a legacy of providing this kind of support to its member base over the years for events that affect its members. Justice FCU stepped up to offer members special assistance for the California wildfires and Katrina disasters. It’s more than business as usual; it’s a core value that the Credit Union embraces.

In the event of a shutdown or furlough, the Credit Union announced that it will offer current and potential members a special Furlough Relief loan. Affected current members will also be offered deferred payments on any existing consumer loans or credit cards that are carried with Justice FCU.

The special Furlough Relief loan will allow current and potential members a 0% interest rate for 60 days at which time the interest rate will convert to 4.90%. The repayment term will be 12 months and the maximum amount will be up to $3,000. Loan amounts will be based on the member’s net paycheck and require direct deposit with the Credit Union.

This special assistance package is also available to new members who qualify. To determine eligibility, prospective members should contact the credit union or visit our website at www.jfcu.org

“Supporting our members in a time of financial stress is important to us. Providing assistance to our law enforcement community is a vital part of our operation. We were there for our members during the last government furlough and plan to be there for them this time should the government shut down,” said Pete Sainato, President/CEO.”

Members should contact the Credit Union directly for all requests, eligibility and qualifications.

Chantilly, VA- Justice Federal Credit Union (Justice FCU) has come to the aid of its Federal government members at the threat of a government shutdown. In the event of a shutdown, the Credit Union announced that it will offer current and potential members a special Furlough Relief Loan. Affected current members will also be offered deferred payments on any existing consumer loans or credit cards that are carried with Justice FCU.

The special Furlough Relief loan will allow current and potential members a 0% interest rate for 60 days at which time the interest rate will convert to 4.90%. The repayment term will be12 months and the maximum amount will be up to $3,000. Loan amounts will be based on the member’s net paycheck and require direct deposit with the Credit Union.

“Supporting our members in a time of financial stress is important to us.” said Pete Sainato, President/CEO of Justice FCU. “Providing assistance to our law enforcement community is a vital part of our operation.” “We were there for our members during the last government furlough and plan to be there for them this time should the government shut down.”

Members should contact the Credit Union directly for all requests, eligibility and qualifications.

Chantilly, VA- Thanks to the generous support of Justice Federal Credit Union members, $17,962.50 was donated to the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children.

The Credit Union recently completed a Skip-A-Pay loan program which gave members the option to skip their qualified loan payment(s) for either November or December 2010. The optional program included a portion of the Skip-a-Pay fee to be donated to the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC) while at the same time providing members with extra cash savings during the holiday season.

The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children is a private, non-profit organization that provides services for families and professionals in the prevention of abducted, endangered, and exploited children. NCMEC works in cooperation with the U.S. Department of Justice’s Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention.

“Not only are we helping the charity, we are helping our members stimulate the economy. By allowing members to skip loan payments, we provided them with the freedom to spend at a time when they need it most-that’s the Justice FCU difference,” said Pete Sainato, President and CEO.

Justice Federal Credit Union ended the year with over a half billion dollars in assets. This marks yet another milestone for Justice FCU as it concluded its’ year-long 75th Anniversary Celebration.

“2010 was a defining year. The Credit Union experienced strong earnings, and solid growth alongside the highest member satisfaction ratings in history.” said Pete Sainato, President & CEO.

Because of its continued growth and healthy financial condition, Justice FCU has money to lend. As many financial institutions are turning down or limiting credit, Justice FCU’s sound underwriting practices and stability has allowed the Credit Union to continue to offer members great loan rates such as the most current 2.99% auto loan rate offer. “For us, the basics of smart-prudent-case-by-case-lending are alive and well. We have money to lend and we're willing to lend it.” “We are giving back to members by being a reliable and safe financial institution, and returning value to our members in the form of competitive low, rate interest borrowing.” said Sam Murrow, Vice President of Lending.

Sainato added, “With membership growth more than double the national average, 2011 is expected to be another year of expansion.”

2010 Press Releases

Chantilly, VA – As part of its year-long 75th anniversary celebration, Justice Federal Credit Union is offering members an annual percentage yield of 7.50% on a 75-day share certificate of deposit. This follows a year of special offers to members for its anniversary year.

“It’s our way of saying thank you to our members for 75 years of service,” said Pete Sainato, President and CEO of Justice FCU. “When members invest with Justice FCU, they invest with confidence and can rest easy knowing they’ll earn a guaranteed interest rate for the term of their certificate. Every Justice FCU account is federally insured up to $250,000 by the National Credit Union Insurance Fund and backed by the full faith and credit of the United States Government,” said Sainato.

The offer is limited and subject to end without notice as the Credit Union has set an internal limit on the number of deposits it will receive. Members of Justice Federal Credit Union may open this certificate with a minimum of $500 to a maximum of $25,000 deposit of new money only.

“Members are stopping in to ask if the rate is real or a typo” said Brenda Robinson, Senior Regional Manger of the West Coast operations including the Wilshire West and San Diego branches in California. “They can’t believe we are offering such a great deal!”

According to Datatrac, Justice FCU branches in Los Angeles and San Diego, California have consistently ranked #1, in both regular savings and certificate of deposit rates. For more information about Justice FCU share certificates, or to view eligibility requirements for membership, visit www.jfcu.org.

Chantilly, VA – Members have been turning to Justice Federal Credit Union for 75 years for great rates on loans, deposit products and so much more! With access to 67,000 ATMs nationwide, Share Branch Banking, Payroll Deduction and Direct Deposit, Justice FCU continues to make banking a positive and almost effortless experience for members nationwide.

Founded in 1935 by twelve Department of Justice employees, seventy five years later, Justice FCU is nearly a $485 million financial institution with over 47,000 members. Justice FCU operates out of 18 branches and is headquartered in Chantilly, Virginia.

“We're so proud of the support that the Credit Union and its members have given Justice FCU throughout our 75 year history! We have been able to grow and be on the leading edge with new products and services, all thanks to the support of our members,” said Pete Sainato, President and CEO.

To celebrate this milestone anniversary and show gratitude to its loyal membership, Justice FCU hosted a celebration at the Credit Union's eighteen branch locations across the country on Wednesday, May 26, 2010. Members and their families were invited to share this exciting day with the Credit Union. Members enjoyed refreshments, fun giveaways and had a chance to receive $50 cash on the spot when they elected to withdrawal cash at select Justice FCU ATMs!

Justice FCU has plans to continue the celebration all year long with product promotions, which shows their members how important they are to Justice FCU's continuing success.