Who We Are

JUSTICE IS OUR MIDDLE NAME

We’re International Justice Mission, and we believe that justice for the poor is possible.

We are a global organization that protects the poor from violence in the developing world.

Our global team includes more than 750 lawyers, investigators, social workers, community activists and other professionals at work through 17 field offices.

OUR WORK

RESCUING
VICTIMS

Get them out of the place where they’re in danger

BRINGING CRIMINALS
TO JUSTICE

Hold slave-owners, traffickers, rapists and criminals accountable in court

RESTORING
SURVIVORS

Give them the support and tools they need to heal and thrive

STRENGTHENING
JUSTICE SYSTEMS

Stop violence before it starts by helping strengthen the local justice system

OUR WORK HAPPENS BY:

  • RESCUING
    VICTIMS

    Get them out of the place
    where they’re in danger

  • BRINGING CRIMINALS
    TO JUSTICE

    Hold slave-owners, traffickers,
    rapists and criminals
    accountable in court

  • RESTORING
    SURVIVORS

    Give them the support
    and tools they need to
    heal and thrive

  • STRENGTHENING
    JUSTICE SYSTEMS

    Stop violence before it starts
    by helping strengthen
    the local justice system

WE SERVE VICTIMS OF VIOLENCE THROUGHOUT THE
DEVELOPING WORLD.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

WE SERVE VICTIMS OF VIOLENCE
THROUGHOUT THE DEVELOPING WORLD.

WE'RE RELENTLESS

For poor people in the developing world, violence is relentless so we’re committed to be even more relentless.

We rescue individuals, one by one. That’s where our work starts. But that's not where it ends.

We’re also stopping the violence before it starts by helping local law enforcement, courts and communities sustainably protect vulnerable people.

AND WE'RE SEEING
PROOF THAT
CHANGE IS POSSIBLE

So far, we’ve rescued more than 40,000 people from violence and oppression. And, today, our work is helping to protect 21 million people globally from violence.

"We would think, 'When are we going to go? If there is a God, won't he open his eyes and come here in the form of a man and bring us freedom?'"

–Raman, freed from slavery

"It is important for my family and I to know that these men that hurt me are in jail, so that other children don't suffer what I suffered."

– Griselda, survivor of sexual violence

"I want to help rescue others like how I was rescued."

–Sani,* a brave survivor of sex trafficking who helped rescue other girls who were still trapped in a Mumbai brothel

"We would think, 'When are we going to go? If there is a God, won't he open his eyes and come here in the form of a man and bring us freedom?'"

–Raman, freed from slavery

"It is important for my family and I to know that these men that hurt me are in jail, so that other children don't suffer what I suffered."

– Griselda, survivor of sexual violence

"I want to help rescue others like how I was rescued."

–Sani,* a brave survivor of sex trafficking who helped rescue other girls who were still trapped in a Mumbai brothel

A LITTLE MORE
ABOUT US

  • We’re all
    about
    partnership.

    We always work in collaboration with local governments and communities – that’s how lasting change happens.

  • We’re from
    all over.

    95% of our staff work in their own countries – from Guatemala to Uganda to the Philippines.

  • We’re inspired
    by God’s call
    to love all
    people and seek
    justice.

    We serve all people, no matter their background.

  • WE
    LOVE
    DATA

    We rigorously study our work to make sure it’s effective and to keep making it better.

WHAT ARE OTHERS SAYING?

Highlighted as one of 10 non-profits "making a difference" by U.S. News and World Report, IJM's effective model has been recognized by the U.S. State Department, the World Economic Forum and leaders around the globe, as well as featured by Forbes, Foreign Affairs, The Guardian, The New York Times, The Phnom Penh Post, The Times of India, National Public Radio and CNN, among many other outlets.

"Independent evaluation has demonstrated that after four years of IJM partnership with local law enforcement in Cebu, Philippines, the availability of minors for sex decreased by a stunning 79%."

—U.S. State Department Trafficking in Persons Report 2012

"Gary Haugen and IJM are waking up the social consciences of the worldwide Church, even as they have shown the international human rights community why the end of poverty requires the end of violence caused by the widespread failure of justice systems in the developing world."

-Tim Keller, Redeemer Presbyterian Church of New York City

"The livestream abuse happens in many of Philippines’ densely populated, impoverished neighborhoods, said attorney Gideon Cauton, who works with the nonprofit International Justice Mission. The organization provides social workers, shelters, lawyers and even former U.S. police detectives to local law enforcement, who don’t have enough resources to tackle all cases of online sexual exploitation of children."

– The Associated Press

WHAT ARE OTHERS SAYING?

Highlighted as one of 10 non-profits "making a difference" by U.S. News and World Report, IJM's effective model has been recognized by the U.S. State Department, the World Economic Forum and leaders around the globe, as well as featured by Forbes, Foreign Affairs, The Guardian, The New York Times, The Phnom Penh Post, The Times of India, National Public Radio and CNN, among many other outlets.

  • "Independent evaluation has demonstrated that after four years of IJM partnership with local law enforcement in Cebu, Philippines, the availability of minors for sex decreased by a stunning 79%."

    – U.S. State Department Trafficking in Persons Report 2012

  • "Gary Haugen and IJM are waking up the social consciences of the worldwide Church, even as they have shown the international human rights community why the end of poverty requires the end of violence caused by the widespread failure of justice systems in the developing world."

    – Tim Keller, Redeemer Presbyterian Church of New York City

  • "The livestream abuse happens in many of Philippines’ densely populated, impoverished neighborhoods, said attorney Gideon Cauton, who works with the nonprofit International Justice Mission. The organization provides social workers, shelters, lawyers and even former U.S. police detectives to local law enforcement, who don’t have enough resources to tackle all cases of online sexual exploitation of children."

    – The Associated Press

WHAT MAKES IT ALL POSSIBLE? YOU.

One organization can’t stop violence against the poor. A global movement can.

We’re inspired every day by the students, parents, leaders and families who have made justice their mission. From students to senators, pastors to police officers– we’re privileged to support, learn from and work alongside people like you to build this movement.

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