What We Do

Northwest Journal News is public safety data journalism lead by advocacy organizations and technology. The purpose is to inform citizens on relevant public safety matters trending in the news. The content of our Exposes involve in depth analysis focused on inter-related societal social problems. Our news stories focus on how reoccurring micro events are systemically connected to national trends. Our current research is centered on vulnerable person exploitation.


Volunteer programmers, research analysts & vulnerable person rights advocates focus on specific evidence relevant to elder financial exploitation, negligence, POA/financial document abuse, living trust/estate planning attorney chicanery, collusion, fiduciary defalcation, mandatory reporters who fail to report first hand elder abuse, probate court corruption, professional cronyism/conflicts-of-interest as well as researching circumstances relevant to premeditated exploitation events, organized elder exploitation, silver-collar crimes, white-collar crimes, intentional negligence, facility standards, civil process, model rule ethics violations and many other occupational license guidelines & ethics regulations specific to vulnerable person care.

Financial exploitation often consists of embezzlement: the act of withholding assets for the purpose of conversion of such assets, by one or more persons to whom the assets were entrusted, either to be held, distributed per long-held intentions or to be used for specific purposes. Embezzlement is a type of financial fraud, e.g. 1) an estate planning lawyer, care provider or guardian/conservator might embezzle funds from bank or trust accounts of their vulnerable, dependent or cognitively impaired clients; 2) a financial advisor/firm embezzles funds of an elderly investors or a family member or trusted friend will embezzle funds from a bank account jointly held with their vulnerable victim.

Affiliated research TEAMs are both human as well as trained machines. This enables 24/7 lead-sourcing based on AI programming for our Analytic Gamut Projects. Any witness to potential fraud and exploitation events are; in essence, also TEAM members once they share their experience or observations. If your situationally aware of exploitation events in your community please leave leads in your region’s online newspaper articles comment sections, social media & local blogs to alert the public of the Who, What, When, Where, Why and How of your witnessed account of white-collar fraud, exploitation, abuse and negligence circumstances specific to your city, county or state. You can post online comments & make crowd-sourced or geo-location reports anonymously.

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