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 hundreds of lawyers, investigators, social workers, community activists and other professionals at work in nearly 20 communities.
OUR WORK HAPPENS BY:
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
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
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 THATCHANGE IS POSSIBLE
So far, we’ve rescued more than 23,000 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
A LITTLE MORE ABOUT US
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.
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.JOIN US