BENEFITING: International Justice Mission
EVENT: AJC Peachtree Road Race
EVENT DATE: Jul 04, 2012
Nicole Wilson wrote -
International Justice Mission is a human rights agency that brings rescue to victims of slavery, sexual exploitation and other forms of violent oppression. IJM lawyers, investigators, and aftercare professionals work with local officials to secure immediate victim rescue and aftercare, to prosecute perpetrators and to ensure that public justice systems - police, courts and laws - effectively protect the poor.
IJM's justice professionals work in their communities in 13 countries in Asia, Africa and Latin America to secure tangible and sustainable protection of national laws through local court systems.
There are approximately 27 MILLION people in slavery today.
$4500 is the average cost of one sex trafficking rescue operation