Atty. Samson Inocencio Jr.
Atty. Rosemarie Ayos-Lujero
Suite 1902-A East Tower Tektite Building, Philippine Stock Exchange Center, Ortigas Center, Pasig City
International Justice Mission
Rescue Thousands. Protect Millions. Prove that Justice for the Poor is Possible.
To protect the poor form violence by rescuing victims, bringing criminals to justice, restoring survivors to safety and strength, and helping local law enforcement build a safe future that last.
Programs and Services:
We rescue victims by identifying bars, clubs and street corners where young women and children have been trafficked, or homes where children are being abused. We partner with the Philippine National Police, Women and Children Protection Center and the National Bureau of Investigation Anti-Human Trafficking Unit to conduct rescue operations and ensure each child is brought to a place of safety
We bring perpetrators to justice. We help police investigate and gather criminal evidence so that traffickers and rapists are restrained from hurting others. We help public prosecutors press charges. It’s an uphill battle: many cases take two to four years, and some have taken twice that amount of time.
We restore survivors by creating individualized care plans. IJM social workers help place survivors in aftercare homes where they can return to school or take vocational classes, and we provide trauma-focused therapy. We continue to support survivors after they return home to their communities and facilitate group meetings to help them thrive in freedom.
We strengthen justice systems by providing hands-on mentoring for law enforcement, government officials and partner organizations that provide aftercare for sex trafficking survivors. We began our current System Reform project in 2013.
Area of Coverage:
Manila, Pampanga, and Cebu