Genealogy For Justice™ (G4J) is a non-profit organization dedicated to relieving the public safety crisis of cold cases. Founded in response to the creation of the Dean and Tina Linn Clouse Memorial Fund, G4J is the official managing sponsor of this fund established in honor of two Texas murder victims identified by genetic genealogy after 40 years. We also focus on survivor advocacy and public education.
Our priorities are to fund, advocate, and educate on genetic genealogy as a solution to the epidemic of unsolved violent crime and unidentified remains cases. We are the sister organization and strategic fundraising partner of FHD Forensics.
Isabel V. de la Luz, M.S.
Founder & Director
Isabel de la Luz came to the field of solving cold cases through the use of genetic genealogy naturally when the use of DNA to identify unknown persons impacted her on a very personal level.
She holds a Masters degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling, and a Bachelors in Psychology with a minor in Criminal Justice. Isabel is passionate about weaving her unique skills and interests together to help bring closure to the families of violent crime victims and the unidentified, otherwise known as John and Jane Does.
In her role as President of Genealogy for Justice™ (G4J), de la Luz leads all fundraising campaigns and advocacy activities for survivors.
BOARD OF ADVISORS
LTC Casey Chamberlain
Allison Peacock, Chair
Debbie Clouse Brooks
Crystal Kadura Arriaga
THE G4J STORY: HOW I FELL INTO THE WORLD OF COLD CASES
Genealogy For Justice™ Founder and President Isabel de la Luz came to the field of solving cold cases with DNA naturally. She was inspired by a front row seat to dramatic developments on both sides of her family. Now, she advocates for families affected by the resolution of genetic genealogy investigations.
THE G4J STORY: DIVING INTO THE DEEP END
When a Texas sheriff’s investigator told a forensic investigative genealogist he had no one to assign the cold case notifications and family communications to, it was her job to break the heart of a Florida woman with a simple phone call. The implications of that call were dramatic and unexpected. Suddenly, a new mission was born.