International Justice Mission/ IJM

Summary

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

Website: www.ijm.org

Phone: (703) 465-5495

Email: contact@ijm.org


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:


Purpose

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.

Financial efficiency ratings

Sector: Community Development

CategoryRatingOverall rankSector rank
Overall efficiency rating286 of 42312 of 23
Fund acquisition rating298 of 42311 of 23
Resource allocation rating329 of 42316 of 23
Asset utilization rating153 of 4236 of 23

Financial ratios

Funding ratiosMedian % for
all ministries in
MW database
20172016201520142013
Return on fundraising efforts Return on fundraising efforts =
Fundraising expense /
Total contributions
7%10%15%14%11%9%
Fundraising cost ratio Fundraising cost ratio =
Fundraising expense /
Total revenue
6%10%14%14%11%9%
Contributions reliance Contributions reliance =
Total contributions /
Total revenue
95%99%98%98%98%97%
Fundraising expense ratio Fundraising expense ratio =
Fundraising expense /
Total expenses
6%11%13%13%11%11%
Other revenue reliance Other revenue reliance =
Total other revenue /
Total revenue
5%1%2%2%2%3%
 
Operating ratiosMedian % for
all ministries in
MW database
20172016201520142013
Program expense ratio Program expense ratio =
Program services /
Total expenses
83%75%74%75%78%80%
Spending ratio Spending ratio =
Total expenses /
Total revenue
99%90%108%101%99%85%
Program output ratio Program output ratio =
Program services /
Total revenue
81%67%79%76%77%68%
Savings ratio Savings ratio =
Surplus (deficit) /
Total revenue
1%10%-8%-1%1%15%
Reserve accumulation rate Reserve accumulation rate =
Surplus (deficit) /
Net assets
3%32%-28%-3%2%34%
General and admin ratio General and admin ratio =
Management and general expense /
Total expenses
10%14%13%12%11%10%
 
Investing ratiosMedian measure
for all ministries
in MW database
20172016201520142013
Total asset turnover Total asset turnover =
Total expenses /
Total assets
1.301.812.171.861.701.44
Degree of long-term investment Degree of long-term investment =
Total assets /
Total current assets
1.541.101.121.101.101.11
Current asset turnover Current asset turnover =
Total expenses /
Total current assets
2.541.992.442.051.871.60
 
Liquidity ratiosMedian measure
for all ministries
in MW database
20172016201520142013
Current ratio Current ratio =
Total current assets /
Total current liabilities
8.964.334.417.858.935.22
Current liabilities ratio Current liabilities ratio =
Total current liabilities /
Total current assets
0.110.230.230.130.110.19
Liquid reserve level Liquid reserve level =
(Total current assets -
Total current liabilities) /
(Total expenses / 12)
4.074.643.805.115.706.08
 
Solvency ratiosMedian % for
all ministries in
MW database
20172016201520142013
Liabilities ratio Liabilities ratio =
Total liabilities /
Total assets
10%37%43%29%24%29%
Debt ratio Debt ratio =
Debt /
Total assets
0%0%0%0%0%0%
Reserve coverage ratio Reserve coverage ratio =
Net assets /
Total expenses
63%35%26%38%44%50%

Financials

Balance sheet
 
Assets20172016201520142013
Cash$25,718,997$21,056,081$21,375,524$19,875,651$17,102,398
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$6,718,525$3,395,867$4,138,500$5,112,199$8,578,127
Short-term investments$995,000$0$0$0$0
Other current assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total current assets$33,432,522$24,451,948$25,514,024$24,987,850$25,680,525
Long-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Fixed assets$3,264,504$3,045,862$2,558,805$2,424,946$2,813,279
Other long-term assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total long-term assets$3,264,504$3,045,862$2,558,805$2,424,946$2,813,279
Total assets$36,697,026$27,497,810$28,072,829$27,412,796$28,493,804
 
Liabilities20172016201520142013
Payables and accrued expenses$5,283,505$3,175,823$2,526,395$1,910,828$1,573,028
Other current liabilities$2,433,971$2,363,009$722,535$888,513$3,346,210
Total current liabilities$7,717,476$5,538,832$3,248,930$2,799,341$4,919,238
Debt$0$0$0$0$0
Due to (from) affiliates$0$0$0$0$0
Other long-term liabilities$5,837,576$6,286,545$4,788,834$3,885,818$3,286,154
Total long-term liabilities$5,837,576$6,286,545$4,788,834$3,885,818$3,286,154
Total liabilities$13,555,052$11,825,377$8,037,764$6,685,159$8,205,392
 
Net assets20172016201520142013
Unrestricted$13,242,811$14,286,165$16,427,220$17,024,860$14,241,190
Temporarily restricted$9,899,163$1,386,268$3,607,845$3,702,777$6,047,222
Permanently restricted$0$0$0$0$0
Net assets$23,141,974$15,672,433$20,035,065$20,727,637$20,288,412
 
Revenues and expenses
 
Revenue20172016201520142013
Total contributions$73,532,257$54,429,688$50,710,823$46,015,093$46,601,524
Program service revenue$0$0$0$0$0
Membership dues$0$0$0$0$0
Investment income$0$0$0$0$0
Other revenue$476,461$964,734$854,644$1,158,976$1,350,129
Total other revenue$476,461$964,734$854,644$1,158,976$1,350,129
Total revenue$74,008,718$55,394,422$51,565,467$47,174,069$47,951,653
 
Expenses20172016201520142013
Program services$49,850,377$43,996,820$38,970,337$36,344,255$32,616,311
Management and general$9,507,991$7,811,233$6,242,215$5,253,229$3,945,385
Fundraising$7,180,809$7,949,001$7,045,487$5,137,360$4,422,798
Total expenses$66,539,177$59,757,054$52,258,039$46,734,844$40,984,494
 
Change in net assets20172016201520142013
Surplus (deficit)$7,469,541($4,362,632)($692,572)$439,225$6,967,159
Other changes in net assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total change in net assets$7,469,541($4,362,632)($692,572)$439,225$6,967,159

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History

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.


Program accomplishments

Please visit www.ijm.org/studies for information about our program accomplishments.


Needs

IJM has communicated the following needs:

Please visit www.ijm.org/get-involved for a comprehensive listing of all current needs.