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International Justice Mission, Washington, District of Columbia

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Address: PO Box 58147
Washington, District of Columbia  20037  
United States
Is 501(c)(3) nonprofit certified by the IRS?: Yes
Number of Volunteers Serving Nationally: 120
EIN: 54-1722887
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Mission Statement


International Justice Mission is a human rights agency that secures justice for victims of slavery, sexual exploitation and other forms of violent oppression. IJM lawyers, investigators and aftercare professionals work with local officials to ensure immediate victim rescue and aftercare, to prosecute perpetrators and to promote functioning public justice systems.

Description


IJM seeks to make public justice systems work for victims of abuse and oppression who urgently need the protection of the law. In all of its casework, IJM has a four-fold purpose: 1. Victim Relief IJM's first priority in its casework is immediate relief for the victim of the abuse being committed. 2. Perpetrator Accountability IJM seeks to hold perpetrators accountable for their abuse in their local justice systems. Accountability changes the fear equation: When would-be perpetrators are rightly afraid of the consequences of their abuse, the vulnerable do not need to fear them. 3. Victim Aftercare IJM aftercare staff and trusted local aftercare partners work to ensure that victims of oppression are equipped to rebuild their lives and respond to the complex emotional and physical needs that are often the result of abuse. 4. Structural Transformation IJM seeks to prevent abuse from being committed against others at risk by strengthening the community factors and local judicial systems that will deter potential oppressors. IJM currently has ongoing operations in Cambodia, the Philippines, Thailand, South Asia, Kenya, Rwanda, Uganda, Zambia, Bolivia, Guatemala, Honduras and Peru. IJM is headquartered in Washington, D.C., and is supported by affiliate offices in the U.K. and Canada.

IJM seeks to make public justice systems work for victims of abuse and oppression who urgently need the protection of the law. In all of its casework, IJM has a four-fold purpose: 1. Victim Relief IJM's first priority in its casework is immediate relief for the victim of the abuse being committed. 2. Perpetrator Accountability IJM seeks to hold perpetrators accountable for their abuse in their local justice systems. Accountability changes the fear equation: When would-be perpetrators are rightly afraid of the consequences of their abuse, the vulnerable do not need to fear them. 3. Victim Aftercare IJM aftercare staff and trusted local aftercare partners work to ensure that victims of oppression are equipped to rebuild their lives and respond to the complex emotional and physical needs that are often the result of abuse. 4. Structural Transformation IJM seeks to prevent abuse from being committed against others at risk by strengthening the community factors and local judicial systems that will deter potential oppressors. IJM currently has ongoing operations in Cambodia, the Philippines, Thailand, South Asia, Kenya, Rwanda, Uganda, Zambia, Bolivia, Guatemala, Honduras and Peru. IJM is headquartered in Washington, D.C., and is supported by affiliate offices in the U.K. and Canada.

Mission Statement: International Justice Mission is a human rights agency that secures justice for victims of slavery, sexual exploitation and other forms of violent oppression. IJM lawyers, investigators and aftercare professionals work with local officials to ensure immediate victim rescue and aftercare, to prosecute perpetrators and to promote functioning public justice systems.

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Yes