shield arrow-simple-alt-top arrow-simple-alt-left arrow-simple-alt-right arrow-simple-alt-bottom facebook instagram linkedin medium pinterest rss search-alt twitter video-play arrow-long-right arrow-long-left arrow-long-top arrow-long-bottom arrow-simple-right arrow-simple-left arrow-simple-bottom readio arrow-simple-top speaker-down plus minus cloud hb pin camera globe cart rotate star edit arrow-top arrow-right arrow-left arrow-bottom check search close square speaker-up speaker-mute return play pause love

International Justice Mission Applauds the Confirmation of Ambassador-at-Large for the Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons

International Justice Mission (IJM) applauds the confirmation of John Richmond as the next Ambassador-at-Large of the Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons at the U.S. Department of State. The United States’ promotion of global human rights is stronger because of the effectiveness of the Trafficking in Persons Office, and the leader of this office is critical as they serve as the top diplomat leading U.S. policy on one of the most urgent human rights abuses of our time.

Richmond’s experience in both the public and private sector, working on both sex and labor trafficking cases, in both domestic and international environments, will now position him for success as the Ambassador-at-Large to the Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons. His work as a prosecutor and efforts to strengthen the criminal justice system to respond and prevent human trafficking will help implement the most effective strategies to bring freedom to victims and sustained restoration of survivors.

“I have had the privilege of working with Mr. Richmond on the front lines of the fight against slavery and witnessed his perseverance as he pioneered breakthrough anti-slavery efforts throughout his career,” said Gary Haugen, CEO of IJM. “I am confident that his proven success will position him well for this most important role.”

You might also be interested in…

see more

Newsletter Sign Up

Stay connected to the work! Sign up to get updates straight to your inbox.

Media Contact

We're here to answer your questions. Please fill out the form below and someone from our team will follow up with you soon.

More Information

Petra Kooman

Director of Marketing and Public Relations
519.679.5030 x.229

Make an Impact

Your skills, talents, and ideas are a force for change. From birthday parties to polar dips, your fundraising campaign can stop the violence.

Learn More

Thank you for signing up to learn more about starting a fundraiser. We will be in touch soon!

In the meantime, please take a look at our free guide: 25 Tips for the Novice Fundraiser.

Need Help?

Need more information?
We're here to help.
Contact us at