International Justice Mission is a global organization that protects the poor from violence throughout the developing 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 August 2016, IJM has rescued over 28,000 people from oppression, trained 37,000 officials to combat injustice, and helped protect 21,000,000 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.