International Justice Mission
The Problem: Slavery, in all its forms - Far below the headlines, a plague of hidden, everyday violence like slavery and child sexual assault is devastating the developing world and undermining our efforts to end poverty. The reason the world’s poorest are so vulnerable to violence is because their justice systems – police, courts and laws – simply do not protect them from violent people. Over 4 billion people in the world live without the protection of their own justice system (UN Report).
Our Solution - Inspired by God’s call to love all people and to seek justice for the oppressed, IJM protects the poor from violence by partnering with local law enforcement authorities to:
Our Vision: To rescue thousands, protect millions, and prove that justice for the poor is possible.
Our Mission is to protect the poor from violence by partnering with local authorities to:
- Rescue victims - Over 40,000 children, women and men rescued since 1997.
- Bring criminals to justice - Over 1,300 convictions of violent criminals secured.
- Restore survivors - Over 3,440 clients currently receive IJM aftercare services covering trauma recovery; economic empowerment and; health care and housing support; each element combined to fully restore survivors to safety and strength.
- Strengthen justice systems – Over 46,000 officers and officials have been trained since 2012. IJM provides training to local justice officials and advocates for reforms that will keep safe those most at risk and help local law enforcement to build a safe future that lasts.
Our Proven Model: We don’t just rescue people after they have been abused; our ultimate goal is to prevent the violence from happening in the first place. Our unique model to drive maximum-impact, long-term change - Justice System Transformation - meets both urgent and long-term needs.
Where we work and what we do - IJM is a global team of Christian lawyers, social workers, investigators, community activists and professionals working in nearly 20 communities throughout South and Southeast Asia, Africa and Latin America. 96% of our staff are native to the countries in which they work, leveraging a deep understanding of their communities. Our IJM field office Justice System Transformation programmes target everyday violence, including: Slavery; Sex Trafficking; Cybersex trafficking of children; Sexual Violence; Property Grabbing; Police Abuse of Power; Citizenship Rights Abuse.