International Justice Mission

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The International Justice Mission ("IJM") is a global team of nearly 600 lawyers, social workers, investigators, community activists and other professionals. IJM Field Offices protect the poor form violence in nearly 20 communities throughout the developing world, with partner offices in Australia, Canada, Germany, the Netherlands and the UK sharing in the global missions. Though the support of a global movement of partners, we have collaborated with local authorities to rescue thousands of victims of everyday violence and put hundreds of violent criminals behind bars. And, each day, we see powerful proof that justice for the poor is possible.

Contact information

Mailing address:
PO Box 58147
Washington, DC 20037-8147


Phone: (703) 465-5495


Organization details

EIN: 541722887

CEO/President: Mr. Gary Haugen

Chairman: Nicole Bibbins Sedaca

Board size: 14

Founder: Gary Haugen

Year founded: 1994

Tax deductible: Yes

Fiscal year end: 12/31

Member of ECFA: No

Member of ECFA since:


Impoverished children and families are uniquely vulnerable to violence because their justice systems do not protect them from violent people. International Justice Mission protects the poor from violence by working with local authorities to: rescue victims, bring criminals to justice, restore survivors and strengthen justice systems.

We don't just stop at rescuing 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 through all our work is called Justice System Transformation. We partner with local governments and communities to meet both urgent and long term needs. The result? Powerful changes that protect the poor from violence.

The three phases of Justice System Transformation are:

Collaborative Casework - We partner with local authorities to rescue individual victims of a specific crime, bring criminals to justice and restore survivors.
System Reform - We continue Collaborative Casework and launch intense, collaborative projects that aim to dramatically improve the justice system's response to the targeted crime.
Sustain Gains - We monitor and evaluate results and continue to support our local government partners.

This organization is a nonprofit. Contributions to it are fully tax deductible to the extent allowed by law.

Mission statement

International Justice Mission's Mission Statement is:

To protect the poor from violence by rescuing victims, bringing the criminals to justice, restoring survivors to safety and strength, and helping local law enforcement build a safe future that lasts.

Statement of faith

International Justice Mission's Statement of Faith is:

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 rating687 of 94046 of 59
Fund acquisition rating677 of 94245 of 59
Resource allocation rating821 of 94251 of 59
Asset utilization rating258 of 94021 of 59

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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$378,417
Gary HaugenCEO$334,550
Biju MathewReg. Vp, Strat. & Oper., Africa &europe$292,864
Andrey SawchenkoReg. Vp, Forced Labor Slavery Hub$261,503
Sean LittonGlobal President$255,980
Melissa RussellRegional President, North America$246,462
Brandon KaopuikiInter. Crimes Against Children Spec.$228,912
Eric HaGen. Counsel & Chief Risk Officer$221,520
Bernardo SandovalChief Information Officer$207,983
Philip LangfordPresident, Ijm Us$206,331
Nathan SangerNational Director of Investigations and Law Enforc$206,125
Blair BurnsChief Partnerships Officer$204,914
John PassauerCFO$203,589
Saju MathewRegional President, South Asia$192,589
Pablo Villeda OrtizRegional President, Latin America$184,777
Rebecca VargheseVP and Controller$179,995
Jeannie Rose BarksdaleDeputy Gen. Counsel, Govern. &policy$154,062
Elin JagerskogChief People Officer$143,946

Compensation data as of: 12/31/2019

Response from ministry

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The information below was provided to MinistryWatch by the ministry itself. It was last updated 4/29/2021. To update the information below, please email:


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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