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2024 Press Releases

April 5, 2024

Together. Serving Justice across the Nation.®

Chantilly, VA- Justice Federal Credit Union, (Justice Federal) and Law Enforcement and Technology Federal Credit Union (LE&T FCU) are excited to announce their intent to merge contingent upon member vote. Both credit unions serve the justice and law enforcement community. Once approved, Justice Federal would serve more than 68,000 members, with twenty branches across the nation, and over $1B in assets.

Mark Robnett, President/CEO Justice Federal stated, “when we first spoke with James Angleton, President/CEO LE&T FCU, we shared our visions for our respective credit unions, and realizing the synergies, it was a natural extension for our two credit unions to unite as one and form a partnership.” LE&T FCU provides us with an added presence in Miami to help new and prospective members and their families achieve financial wellness,” said Robnett. Justice Federal currently has a branch within the FBI Miami Division Headquarters in Miramar, Florida.

James Angleton, Jr., President/CEO LE&T FCU agrees, “by combining forces with Justice Federal, LE&T FCU members will benefit from additional financial resources, human capital, and an expanded national platform for existing and potential members.” Angleton adds, “given the demands of increased regulation and technology investments these additional resources will ultimately result in greater economies of scale which is a good thing.”

Both credit unions have a long history of serving the justice and law enforcement community. Justice Federal was founded in 1935, and LE&T FCU in 1936, during the Great Depression era, when their Founders pooled their financial resources to provide small loans to members in need. Today, with over 177 years of service collectively, they continue to uphold the credit union philosophy of “People Helping People” by providing financial products and services to members in need. As member-owned cooperatives, and under the guidelines of the National Credit Union Administration, a successful merger is contingent upon a member vote. Once approved, LE&T FCU’s members, employees, and branch will become part of Justice Federal.

As the merger process moves forward, both credit unions will provide information to their respective memberships via the Justice Federal website at jfcu.org, as well as other relevant communication channels.

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About Law Enforcement & Technology Federal Credit Union
Law Enforcement and Technology Federal Credit Union is a financial cooperative located in Miami FL, with over $54M in assets, and more than 4,900 members, offering a variety of financial products and services.

About Justice Federal Credit Union
Justice Federal Credit Union serves nearly 63,000 members, with assets over $953M, 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 California, Miami Florida, Atlanta and Forsyth Georgia, Chicago Illinois, New York, Houston and Dallas/Ft. Worth Texas, Virginia, West Virginia, and Washington, D.C. For additional information, visit www.jfcu.org.

5175 Parkstone Drive, Suite 200, Chantilly, Virginia 20151 Phone: 800.550.5328

2023 Press Releases

September 26, 2023

Chantilly, VA- As federal workers across the nation anxiously await the news as to whether Congress will pass spending bills this week preventing them from being furloughed and temporarily going without paychecks, Justice Federal Credit Union stands ready to assist its’ Members.

Justice Federal would offer special assistance in the form of an unsecured, low interest rate loan, deferred consumer loan and credit card payments, and mortgage assistance to Members of the Department of Justice, the Department of Homeland Security, and other federal employees and contractors furloughed due to a Federal Government shutdown.

New and existing Members may apply for a low interest Special Assistance Loan up to a Member’s net pay for one month. Members may opt to defer their first Special Assistance Loan payment for up to 60 days, with interest continuing to accrue.

Existing Members in good standing with a Justice Federal consumer loan, or credit card may request to defer their loan payments up to 30 days, and request assistance with a Justice Federal First Mortgage loan. Based on the length of the Federal Government shutdown, Members may request additional 30-day deferments.

Justice Federal is focused on its vision to be the unwavering partner to the justice and law enforcement community, said Mark Robnett, President & CEO. “We were founded in the halls of Justice in 1935 during the Great Depression by employees of the Department of Justice seeking to help their fellow employees in need financially. We are proud to continue to uphold our Founders legacy, by helping our Members and their families in time of need,” said Robnett.

Once furloughed, Members may apply online for the Special Assistance Loan by visiting www.jfcu.org. Members seeking further assistance should contact the Credit Union at 800.550.5328 for eligibility, qualifications, and restrictions. Federal employees and federal contractors that are non-members of the Credit Union may wish to establish membership in advance of the furlough by visiting www.jfcu.org.

About Justice FCU
Justice Federal Credit Union with assets over $935M, 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 California, Miami Florida, Atlanta and Forsyth Georgia, Chicago Illinois, New York, Houston and Dallas/Ft. Worth Texas, Virginia, West Virginia, and Washington, D.C. For additional information, visit www.jfcu.org.
5175 Parkstone Drive, Suite 200, Chantilly, Virginia 20151 Phone: 800.550.5328

Justice Federal Featured in Business View Magazine April, 2023

Justice Members,

We are pleased to share that Justice Federal Credit Union is featured in Business View Magazine as they continue their series on banking options. Business View Magazine is North America's best source of news for executives, entrepreneurs, small business owners, franchisees, and anyone else interested in current industry trends and best practices. Business View Publishing Inc. was recently named one of America’s Fastest-Growing Companies.

“From coast to coast the Team at Business View publication covers dynamic companies that have proven to not only rebound from the height of the pandemic but are also hitting new levels far surpassing pre-covid numbers. When we look at some of the intangibles that may play a part in these company success stories a few variables jump to mind. Namely, consistency in performance, loyalty to one’s customer base, and boundless enthusiasm that not only motivates employees but also manages to reverberate through client transactions,” says Karen Surca, Editor in Chief.

The magazine features an overview of the Credit Union and interview with our President and CEO, Mark Robnett, over a 10-page spread. The article opens with the following statement… “While all credit unions seek to offer financially flexible solutions for their valued Members, Justice Federal goes one step further to ensure that its Members working within the legal and federal realm are provided with options that suit their unique financial needs with tangible results.”

To read the featured article and full interview, please find the feature in the digital magazine here: https://www.businessviewmagazine.com/digital-magazines/apr-2023/101/

Chantilly, VA - March 24, 2023

Justice Members,

Silicon Valley Bank's sudden collapse on March 10, 2023, and the voluntary liquidation of Silvergate Bank has caused concern in the banking industry as individuals are left with more questions than answers on how such an event could unfold and how financial institutions can be trusted with their deposits.

While this was not a credit union failure, I recognize this banking collapse may create concerns regarding the safety of your deposits, as well as concerns you may have about the soundness of our Credit Union, therefore I want to take this time to communicate how your funds remain safe and secure, and the means we go through to see that they are fully protected.

• Just as bank deposits are insured by the FDIC, the National Credit Union Share Insurance Fund, (NCUSIF) administered by the National Credit Union Administration, (NCUA), a United States Government agency, insures credit union deposits.
• NCUSIF was created by Congress in 1970 to insure members' deposits in federally insured credit unions.
• The Share Insurance Fund insures individual accounts up to $250,000 and insures a member’s interest in all joint accounts up to $250,000.

It is important to note that Credit Union members have never lost even a penny of insured savings at a federally insured credit union.

Our Focus

For over 88 years, Justice Federal Credit Union has existed as a not-for-profit financial cooperative. Our equity position isn't based on the value of stocks, instead, each Member holds value within our financial institution, meaning everyone has a voice regarding the offerings and direction of the Credit Union.

We have a history of navigating multiple recessions, and most recently a global pandemic, exiting these events even stronger financially which showcases the trust and security you place in us. We continue to invest in the financial well-being of our Members, while safeguarding the Credit Union’s assets through prudent financial management.

Financial Management

Justice Federal Credit Union undergoes regular financial audits conducted by the NCUA charged with regulating all federal credit unions, and we also conduct independent audits to maintain the highest quality of safety and security you deserve.

Our Commitment

Justice Federal Credit Union remains committed to providing you with exceptional service by inspiring trust and providing sound and prudent financial management, which will continue to remain a core value and focus for years to come.

Our conservative approach has helped us achieve sound and prudent results since 1935 in both good and difficult economic times, resulting in a credit union that is well positioned to continue the steadfast principle of being the unwavering partner to the justice and law enforcement community.

We are proud of our commitment to serving you and your family and look forward to continuing to do so for generations to come.

Sincerely,

Mark L. Robnett
President & CEO


2021 Press Releases

Chantilly, VA - August 18, 2021

– Justice Federal Credit Union is proud to congratulate the recipients of the 2021 Building Futures across the Nation Annual Scholarship Competition who exemplified a commitment to furthering their education― Lark Davidson Cammanday, Caisha Wilkes, Matthew Kwok-Fu Wong, Tyler J. Richards, Marissa Lee Scott, London Amana Jenkins and Alexa Smith.

“Higher education is one of the most valuable investments any individual can make. It requires commitment to education and discipline to persevere through the academic rigors of undergraduate or graduate studies. Our scholarship award recipients encompass all life stages– from high school to seasoned career employees, but they all have in common a passion for changing the world through furthering their education. We are pleased to invest in their future growth and development,” said Mark L. Robnett, President and CEO.

Justice Federal has awarded scholarships to student Members in pursuit of higher education since the program’s inception in 2008. Student Members must be in good standing with the Credit Union in order to compete. Scholarship award recipients are selected based on— academic performance, community involvement, personal goals, and financial need. Fifty percent of all awards are dedicated to student Members pursuing a degree in the field of Justice. While we regrettably cannot award a scholarship to each applicant, we sincerely thank all our Student Members who applied.

In addition to the Scholarship Competition, Justice Federal offers a comprehensive suite of Student Services. Realizing that many students have a need to establish credit history, the Credit Union offers auto loans for first-time auto buyers as well as a Student Rewards VISA Credit Card. The Credit Union’s Student Rewards VISA Debit Card offers easy access to funds via digital banking and mobile wallet solutions. Students can securely access their accounts with Touch ID, Face ID, or PIN sign-in. They may also visit over 135,000 Surcharge-Free ATMs, over 5,600 shared-branches, and 20 Justice Federal branch locations nationwide.

To learn more about Justice Federal’s Student Services, visit www.jfcu.org/student.


About Justice Federal Credit Union

Justice Federal Credit Union with assets over $910M 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 California, Miami Florida, Atlanta and Forsyth Georgia, Chicago Illinois, New York, Houston, Dallas Ft. Worth Texas, Virginia, West Virginia and Washington, D.C. For additional information, visit www.jfcu.org.
5175 Parkstone Drive, Suite 200, Chantilly, Virginia 20151 Phone: 800.550.5328


2020 Press Releases

Chantilly, VA - December 1, 2020

CUES passion is being the trusted, single source for their members professional development needs. As credit unions face uncharted territory and boundless challenges, CUES stands as the galvanizing force for their members to sharpen their skills. The organization strives to help its members reach their full leadership potential—ultimately transforming the credit union industry.

The CUES Board of Directors plays a crucial role in ensuring the organization continues to operate in the best interest of its past, present and future members.

Robnett leads Justice Federal, a financially strong Credit Union, with assets of over $868 million, serving more than 60,000 members of the justice and law enforcement community, with branches in the Washington, DC metropolitan area, as well as Los Angeles, Atlanta, Chicago, Miami, New York, Texas, Virginia and West Virginia.

Robnett has a proven record of accomplishment, with experience providing fiscal, strategic and operations leadership. Under his leadership, he has initiated a “member service driven” philosophy introducing the latest in technological advances such as biometric identification and facial recognition. He holds the Certified Chief Executive (CCE) designation, earned by graduating from CUES CEO Institute.

Robnett also serves on the Board of Directors of PSCU, the largest credit union service organization in the United States. He attended Oakland University, where he completed undergraduate coursework with a focus in Management Information Systems (MIS).


About Justice Federal Credit Union

Justice Federal Credit Union with assets over $868M 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 California, Miami Florida, Atlanta and Forsyth Georgia, Chicago Illinois, New York, Houston, Dallas Ft. Worth Texas, Virginia, West Virginia and Washington, D.C. For additional information, visit www.jfcu.org.
5175 Parkstone Drive, Suite 200, Chantilly, Virginia 20151 Phone: 800.550.5328

Chantilly, VA - July 20, 2020

– Justice Federal Credit Union (Justice Federal) announced that it stands ready to offer special assistance in the form of an unsecured, low interest rate loan and deferred payments to Members within the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) in the event of a furlough.

“As the financial partner to the justice community since 1935, supporting our Members in time of need is vital part of our mission,” said Mark L. Robnett, President & CEO.

USCIS furloughed Members may request a special assistance Furlough Loan equal to one month’s net pay, with with an annual rate of 3.99% for 24-months. Members may opt to defer their first loan payment for up to 90 days.

New Members are welcome to join Justice Federal, and may visit www.jfcu.org/join.

The Furlough Loan will be funded to Members who have been approved once their payroll by the Federal Government has ceased. Proof of furlough is required and loans are subject to credit approval. Members may apply for the special assistance Furlough Loan online by visiting www.jfcu.org.

“To further assist, Members in good standing with a Justice Federal consumer loan, or credit card may defer loan payments and request assistance with a Justice Federal First Mortgage Loan,” said Dianna Wilson, Sr. Vice President of Lending.

To learn more, request special assistance, or view eligibility, restrictions and qualifications, Members may contact the Credit Union at 800.550.5328, or visit www.jfcu.org.

Justice Federal has 28 branches, two call centers, over 3,500 Shared Branches and a network of over 135,000 Surcharge-Free ATMs worldwide, along with free Online and Mobile banking, to provide Members convenient access to their accounts. Members may visit www.jfcu.org/locations to find their nearest branch, Shared Branch, or ATM location.

About Justice Federal Credit Union

Justice Federal Credit Union with assets over $868M 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 California, Miami Florida, Atlanta and Forsyth Georgia, Chicago Illinois, New York, Houston, Dallas Ft. Worth Texas, Virginia, West Virginia and Washington, D.C. For additional information, visit www.jfcu.org.
5175 Parkstone Drive, Suite 200, Chantilly, Virginia 20151 Phone: 800.550.5328

Chantilly, VA - July 20, 2020

– Justice Federal Credit Union is making it even easier for its Members to bank anytime, anywhere with a cloud-native digital banking platform from the San Ramon, California based Lumin Digital, a PSCU company. Using extensive research and data around how Members bank online, combined with Member feedback on desired features and improvements, Justice Federal has teamed with Lumin Digital to introduce an entirely new platform that puts Member service at the forefront and will allow the Credit Union to continue to introduce new functionality.

“At Justice Federal we are always working to improve the services we provide to our Members, such as digital banking. Lumin Digital is redefining digital banking through its proprietary member engagement platform to create a truly personalized journey and connected relationship. Lumin digital banking will help our Members manage their accounts easily and with even greater conveniences,” said Mark L. Robnett, President & CEO.

The Lumin digital banking platform offers a sleek and intuitive dashboard where Members can experience personalized interactions. Members will be able to instantly lock or unlock their VISA Debit and Credit Cards if misplaced, and place travel notifications. Active defenses and strong encryption will keep Members and data safe.

With an ever-expanding number of Justice Federal Members using mobile devices, delivering a best in class system was one of the Credit Unions’ top priorities. Providing the same look and feel whether accessing the system via a mobile device, tablet or home PC, will continue to be a seamless experience for the Member.

Justice Federal views the online banking upgrade as an opportunity to continue to advance its technology stack, which improves the Credit Union’s ability to provide Members future enhancements. Whether it is a feature request from Members or a new advancement in the marketplace, the new digital banking platform will allow Justice Federal to introduce new functionality to users more frequently.

The new digital banking release is anticipated in late Fall 2020.

About Justice Federal Credit Union

Justice Federal Credit Union with assets over $868M 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 California, Miami Florida, Atlanta and Forsyth Georgia, Chicago Illinois, New York, Houston, Dallas Ft. Worth Texas, Virginia, West Virginia and Washington, D.C. For additional information, visit www.jfcu.org.

Chantilly, VA - July 20, 2020

– Justice Federal Credit Union is pleased to announce the recipients of the Building Futures across the Nation, Annual Scholarship Competition. The following Members selected by the Justice Federal Scholarship Committee were awarded a scholarship: Maggie Walker, Jordyn Harris, Douglas Gilmer, Eric Elg, Emily Savino, Isha Das, Allison Tenney, Aditya Dilip, John Kersellius, Hayden Perry, Alexandra Lum, Natalie Schwartz and Sean Sippel.

“Despite the pandemic, we cannot cancel the dreams and hopes of our young people seeking to further their education. We remain committed to investing in those dreams. Our scholarship recipients encompass all life stages— from high school graduates to seasoned career employees, but they all have in common a passion for changing the world either through furthering a career in the field of justice, or their desire to give back by helping others in the community. We are pleased to invest in their future growth and development,” said Mark L. Robnett, President & CEO.

Justice Federal has awarded scholarships to student Members in pursuit of higher education since the program’s inception in 2008. Student Members must be in good standing with the Credit Union in order to compete. Scholarship award recipients are selected based on the following criteria— academic performance, community involvement, personal goals, and financial need. Fifty percent of all awards are dedicated to student Members pursuing a degree in the field of Justice.

In addition to the Scholarship Competition, Justice Federal offers a comprehensive suite of Student Services. Easy access to funds are provided via a Student Rewards VISA Debit Card with online and mobile banking and mobile wallet solutions, all securely accessed with Touch ID, Face ID, or PIN sign-in to keep students connected. Students may also visit nearly 135,000 Surcharge-Free ATMs, over 5,900 shared-branches, and 28 Justice Federal branch locations nationwide.

Realizing that many students have a need to establish credit history, the Credit Union offers auto loans for first-time auto buyers and a Student Visa Rewards Credit Card with an introductory annual rate of 0% for six months, followed by a non-variable rate of 16.90%. VISA Credit Card Rewards may be combined with rewards earned on Student Checking for travel and airfare— perfect for a visit home during semester break, or name-brand merchandise to acquire the latest technologies.

To learn more, request special assistance, or view eligibility, restrictions and qualifications, Members may contact the Credit Union at 800.550.5328, or visit www.jfcu.org.

Justice Federal has 28 branches, two call centers, over 3,500 Shared Branches and a network of over 135,000 Surcharge-Free ATMs worldwide, along with free Online and Mobile banking, to provide Members convenient access to their accounts. Members may visit www.jfcu.org/locations to find their nearest branch, Shared Branch, or ATM location.

Justice Federal Credit Union with assets over $868M 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 California, Miami Florida, Atlanta and Forsyth Georgia, Chicago Illinois, New York, Houston, Dallas Ft. Worth Texas, Virginia, West Virginia and Washington, D.C. For additional information, visit www.jfcu.org.

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