International Justice Mission is the largest anti-slavery organization in the world. IJM partners with local authorities to rescue victims of violence, bring criminals to justice, restore survivors, and strengthen justice systems.
IJM's model involves: 1) working with local police to rescue victims from ongoing violence and bring them to safety, 2) working with social workers to restore survivors to their community through counseling, education and skills training, 3) working with local police to restrain criminals, traffickers and slave owners from hurting others, and 4) working to address gaps in the systems that will protect the poor from violence long-term.
As of September 2018, IJM has rescued over 45,000 people from oppression, has trained 55,000 officials to combat injustice, and is currently helping local justice systems to protect 150 million from violence.
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.*
*All information taken from IJM's website. Read more about International Justice Mission.