International Justice Mission

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Slavery still exists. Every day, countless people are trafficked into slavery, as slave owners make a profit off their vulnerability. We work with local justice officials, community partners, advocates and people like you to end it for good.

International Justice Mission is a global organization with a solution to end it. We partner with local authorities in 24 program offices in 14 countries to combat slavery, violence against women and children, and police abuse of power against people who are poor.

Contact information

Mailing address:
International Justice Mission
PO Box 96961
Washington, DC 20090-6961


Phone: (703) 465-5495

Email: [email protected]

Organization details

EIN: 541722887

CEO/President: Mr. Gary Haugen

Chairman: B. Marc Allen

Board size: 12

Founder: Gary Haugen

Ruling year: 1995

Tax deductible: Yes

Fiscal year end: 12/31

Member of ECFA: No

Member of ECFA since:


Our vision is to rescue millions, protect half a billion and make justice unstoppable.

Mission statement

IJM's mission is to protect people in poverty from violence by rescuing victims, bringing criminals to justice, restoring survivors to safety and strength, and helping local law enforcement build a safe future that lasts.

Statement of faith

IJM is a non-sectarian community of faith that works with all people to seek justice on behalf of all people regardless of race, religion, creed or any other status.

As a faith community, IJM's core of full-time staff intentionally draw strength and unity from their common commitment to the teachings of Jesus Christ and from their communion of daily prayer and spiritual disciplines. Accordingly, IJM staff seeks colleagues who embrace and contribute to the spiritual community through shared Christian conviction and practice. As Mother Theresa did in Kolkata, IJM seeks to provide a common platform for all people of good will to serve the needy, while also building a core community who share her fundamental convictions of Christian faith and practice.

Accordingly, IJM asks applicants seeking to join IJM's core community of full-time staff to submit a Statement of Faith describing their Christian faith and its relevance to their interest in serving with IJM. It is generally helpful for an applicant to provide insight into his/her own journey of faith and as well as current spiritual disciplines. As with any such society of faith, SEC. 2000e-1 [Section702] of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 makes provision for employment along lines of shared religious convictions.

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Financial efficiency ratings

Sector: Community Development

CategoryRatingOverall rankSector rank
Overall efficiency rating777 of 103356 of 79
Fund acquisition rating859 of 103564 of 79
Resource allocation rating903 of 103570 of 79
Asset utilization rating238 of 103317 of 79

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Balance sheet
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$3,975,902$3,969,323$4,413,937$6,718,525$3,395,867
Short-term investments$1,919,634$1,615,266$1,004,221$995,000$0
Other current assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total current assets$50,375,307$40,536,539$25,402,978$33,432,522$24,451,948
Long-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Fixed assets$2,719,907$3,025,166$3,574,337$3,264,504$3,045,862
Other long-term assets$4,521,112$672,089$3,114,800$0$0
Total long-term assets$7,241,019$3,697,255$6,689,137$3,264,504$3,045,862
Total assets$57,616,326$44,233,794$32,092,115$36,697,026$27,497,810
Payables and accrued expenses$8,661,419$6,717,612$6,131,848$5,283,505$3,175,823
Other current liabilities$12,799,343$15,985,779$7,381,324$2,433,971$2,363,009
Total current liabilities$21,460,762$22,703,391$13,513,172$7,717,476$5,538,832
Due to (from) affiliates$0$0$0$0$0
Other long-term liabilities$0$0$0$5,837,576$6,286,545
Total long-term liabilities$4,024,900$0$0$5,837,576$6,286,545
Total liabilities$25,485,662$22,703,391$13,513,172$13,555,052$11,825,377
Net assets20202019201820172016
Without donor restrictions$19,986,872$14,872,602$11,272,861$13,242,811$14,286,165
With donor restrictions$12,143,792$6,657,801$7,306,082$9,899,163$1,386,268
Net assets$32,130,664$21,530,403$18,578,943$23,141,974$15,672,433
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Total contributions$94,959,024$79,449,155$71,602,735$73,532,257$54,429,688
Program service revenue$0$0$0$0$0
Membership dues$0$0$0$0$0
Investment income$0$0$0$0$0
Other revenue$634,231$1,123,019$1,036,575$476,461$964,734
Total other revenue$634,231$1,123,019$1,036,575$476,461$964,734
Total revenue$95,593,255$80,572,174$72,639,310$74,008,718$55,394,422
Program services$58,451,814$55,707,971$58,387,252$49,850,377$43,996,820
Management and general$15,696,247$12,764,576$10,571,473$9,507,991$7,811,233
Total expenses$84,992,994$78,140,751$78,083,529$66,539,177$59,757,054
Change in net assets20202019201820172016
Surplus (deficit)$10,600,261$2,431,423($5,444,219)$7,469,541($4,362,632)
Other changes in net assets$0$520,037$881,188$0$0
Total change in net assets$10,600,261$2,951,460($4,563,031)$7,469,541($4,362,632)


Shawn KohlCountry Director, Romania$366,111
Gary HaugenCEO$344,903
Biju MathewRegional Vp, Strategy & Operations$324,311
Sean LittonGlobal President$267,518
Melissa RussellRegional President, North America$260,820
Andrey SawchenkoReg. Vp, Forced Labor Slavery Hub$255,864
Stacy McMahanCFO$243,531
James FosterSenior Officer, Us Gov. Policy & Partnership$237,861
Eric HaGeneral Counsel & Chief Risk Off.$234,605
Bernardo SandovalCIO$218,653
Philip LangfordPresident, Ijm Usa$218,308
Phillip S MianoDirector, Invest. & Law Enf. Dev.$216,003
Blair BurnsChief Partnership Officer$215,108
Saju MathewRegional President, South Asia$212,948
Christa SharpeRegional President, Asia Pacific$206,198
Pablo Villeda OrtizRegional President, Latin America$198,620
Rebecca VargheseVP & Controller, Accounting$191,144
Jeannie Rose BarksdaleDep. Gen. Counsel, Gover. & Policy$154,370

Compensation data as of: 12/31/2020

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1994: Gary Haugen led the U.N. investigation in the aftermath of the Rwandan genocide. Upon his return to the United States, Gary pursued plans to create an organization focused on confronting violence against the poor.
1997: Gary and a small team launch International Justice Mission.
2000: IJM opens its first long-term field office in Mumbai, India to help rescue women and girls trafficked into the commercial sex trade.
2001: IJM's first conviction, a rapist is brought to justice after assaulting a young girl.
2001: IJM hosts its first Global Prayer Gathering.
2008: The IJM team hits 300 staff members.
2010: External auditors find the availability of minors for sex has plummeted by 79% after four years of IJM partnership with local authorities in Cebu, Philippines.
2011: IJM partners with authorities in Chennai, India for our largest rescue operation to date, freeing more than 500 from lives of slavery in a brick kiln.
2013: IJM is invited by the government of Guatemala to grain all officials overseeing trials of sexual assault in the districts where we work.
2013: IJM welcomes our 1,000th intern.
2013: IJM Supporters around the world send more than a thousand letters of encouragement to Collins, an innocent man being held in a Kenyan prison.
2014: Oxford University Press launches The Locust Effect, written by Gary Haugen and Victor Boutros. The book is a call to action to protect the poor from violence.
2014: IJM grows to more than 600 full-time staff worldwide. 96% of staff are national of the countries where they serve.

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