F.L.I.P. began life as Female Legal and Investigative Professionals; an informal association of women working in a wide array of legal and investigative specialties. Our networking soon expanded to charitible activities. We work individually and in teams to assist the public and law enforcement with cold cases, missing children, and much more.
We began to see that there is a great need for what we do, but we found no organized association or group offering these services. Free and sliding scale legal aid is available, but investigative aid seems to be available only if the pro bono attorney pays out of pocket, or an individual investigator or firm takes such work on a case by case basis, pro bono. In addition, we attracted the attention of people and companies who were impressed with our work, and wanted to donate to us financially. Since we were paying the costs out of pocket, we were eager to accept. We decided to form a nonprofit group.
The need for our services is so great that we wanted to include men in our activities, so the F.L.I.P. name was revised to Forensic, Legal and Investigative Professionals. We have hundreds of volunteers in the United Sates, and around the world. As we are able to fund more cases, we expand our activities. As before, we assist the general public with civil and criminal cases, working alone or with law enforcement. We also assist law enforcement, solving cold cases, locating missing people, exposing fraud and more.
Our members include private investigators, law enforcement officers, attorneys, handwriting analysts and questioned document experts, computer forensics experts, skip tracers, drug and cadaver dog trainer/handlers, bail enforcement agents, process servers, auto repossession professionals and much, much more.