In nearly 20 communities throughout the developing world,
IJM protects the poor from violence
by partnering with local authorities to
18,000+ relieved from oppression since 2004
We partner with local law enforcement to go into brothels, slave facilities and other dark places to rescue victims.
770+ criminals convicted for violence against the poor since 2004
BRING CRIMINALS TO JUSTICE
We relentlessly pursue justice in court.
We ensure that traffickers, slave owners, rapists and other criminals are brought to justice.
4000+ aftercare participants currently receiving services
We help survivors of violence rebuild their lives.
We create individual plans to help meet each survivor’s specific needs, including trauma counseling, job skills training or education.
Case Study: 79% drop in availability of children for commercial sex in one city
STRENGTHEN JUSTICE SYSTEMS
We provide training and support to police, judges, prosecutors and justice system authorities.
We advocate for reforms that will keep the poor safe from being victimized.
HOW WE WORK
We pursue both individual cases and systemic change through an innovative model called Justice System Transformation. Learn more >
95% of IJM’s global team of lawyers, social workers, investigators and other professionals are at work in their own countries—leveraging their deep understanding of the local laws, language and culture in their communities.
The largest organization of its kind, IJM has ongoing operations in nearly 20 communities throughout Africa, Latin America, South and Southeast Asia.
A commitment to partnership.
We work directly with local governments in the developing world. We also partner with churches, NGOs and universities to mobilize a global justice movement.
Highlighted as one of 10 non-profits “making a difference” by U.S. News and World Report, IJM’s innovative work has been featured by Foreign Affairs, Forbes, The New York Times, The New Yorker, The Times of India, The Hindu, the Guardian, The Oprah Winfrey Show, The Today Show, National Public Radio, CNN and many other outlets.
Inspired by God’s call to love all people and to seek justice for the oppressed, IJM protects the poor from violence, without regard to race, religion or any other factor, and seeks to work alongside all people of good will.