International Justice Mission is a global organization with a solution to end it.
We partner with local authorities in 24 program offices in 14 countries to combat slavery, violence against women and children, and police abuse of power against people who are poor.
Here’s a closer look at our proven solution.
Rescue and restore victims
We find the children and families who are victims of violence, forced labor, or sex trafficking. We then support local police in rescue operations and help meet the victims’ urgent needs, like safe housing, food, medical care, counseling, and education. We walk alongside survivors until they are fully restored.
Bring criminals to justice
We make sure criminals cannot continue to harm vulnerable children, women and men. We do this by working with local law enforcement in investigating, arresting and charging slave owners with crimes. Then our lawyers and partners continue to fight in courtrooms until those slave owners are put behind bars.
Strengthen justice systems
Slavery still exists because traffickers and abusers can freely exploit people living in poverty. This is possible because police, judges and other officials are not equipped to enforce the laws. We provide training, mentoring and support to local law enforcement and other community leaders to slow down and stop the cycle of violence.
Rescue is not only possible. It's happening.
Read more about our latest rescue operations.
Revisiting Worksites Shows Criminal Deterrence in Action
IJM Welcomes the Frederick Douglass Trafficking Victims Prevention and Protection Act of 2021
We’re working all around the world to free people trapped in slavery.
We don’t stop there. We protect vulnerable people from brutal violence throughout the world:
Widows and orphans are left vulnerable to violence when criminals come to take their only course of livelihood: their land.
The nightmare of sex trafficking thrives when law enforcement cannot protect vulnerable children and women.
Police Abuse of Power
When police are free to misuse their power, vulnerable people are most at risk to be victims of their violent actions and false accusations.
Citizenship Rights Abuse
Worldwide, an estimated 12 million people are stateless—people who hold no citizenship of any kind. No citizenship means no country claims you. No justice system protects you.
Sexual Violence Against Children
Sexual violence is a truly global epidemic that leaves millions around the world terrified in their homes, schools and neighborhoods.
Forced Labor Slavery
Forced labor slavery uses deception, threats or violence to coerce someone to work for little to no pay.
I want to help rescue others like how I was rescued.
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.