What We Do
Stop human trafficking
Over 50 million people live in modern-day slavery because of human trafficking*. We train and place monitors at strategic transit points to identify and stop trafficking as it is occurring, BEFORE people are exploited. To date, we've intercepted over 45,000 individuals to prevent them from being trafficked.
*International Labour Organization
Help put traffickers in jail
Since we intercept hundreds of people monthly, intervening as the crime of trafficking occurs, we’re able to collect immensely valuable data on traffickers and their networks. Through our data analysis and investigations, we've helped authorities arrest over 1,300 suspects in connection with our anti-trafficking work. Read more here.
Care for the most vulnerable
Love Justice was established with the opening of family homes in some of the poorest parts of the world, caring for orphaned and abandoned children. We also operate a school in South Asia, empowering students to become difference makers in the world through excellent education.
See the Numbers
Fill out the form to download our 2022 Annual Report to read about the progress we've made in the fight against injustice.
Measuring the Impact of Transit Monitoring
Love Justice’s transit monitoring method is uniquely positioned to provide a human trafficking prevention strategy that is both measurable and cost-effective; it is the only tangible preventative method that we know of.
We know that donors invest their money in order to make an impact. More impact is obviously better than less. While there are many ways to measure an NGO’s impact, we believe that cost per intercept serves as a concise and straightforward tool for us—and others—to judge our effectiveness.
At LJI, cost per intercept is a three-year historic calculation that indicates to program staff and donors the cost to intercept an individual to prevent them from being trafficked. It tells us—and you—exactly what the impact is and sheds light on our ability to achieve our core value: Do much with little. Lastly, it helps drive decisions about where and how dollars invested can achieve the greatest impact.
While we report a three-year rolling figure, we measure this number monthly to internally push us toward greater impact.
This number is determined through three steps:
- Determine the all-inclusive (direct spending, program execution, and fundraising/administration) investment we are making in our anti-trafficking work.
- Assign that investment, proportionally, between the two measurable outcomes of our anti-trafficking work: interceptions and arrests.
- Divide the total number of interceptions by the assigned investment.
At the end of 2021, our three-year cost-per-intercept number stood at $363. For about the cost of a monthly car payment, our monitors can prevent the exploitation of an infinitely valuable individual. Because this three-year calculation includes disruptions associated with a worldwide pandemic, it overstates the cost we would expect in a non-COVID world, as numbers from the last non-COVID year indicate (2019 - $205).
To learn more details about the cost-per-intercept calculation, and to see how the math works, click here.
LJI by the Numbers
People intercepted to prevent from being trafficked
Active transit monitoring stations
Countries where we have piloted transit monitoring
Short-term shelters for those who have been intercepted
Arrests stemming from our anti-trafficking work
Percent of closed cases resulting in convictions
Where We Work
Our core work is currently based in Nepal, India, Bangladesh, South Africa, Zimbabwe, Malawi, Kenya, Uganda, Benin, Tanzania, Sierra Leone, Rwanda, Namibia, Cambodia, Mozambique, Lesotho, Liberia, Zambia, Burkina Faso, Indonesia, Burundi, Ethiopia, Ecuador, and Argentina.
- Where we're on the ground
Partnering with Police to Fight Human Trafficking
A Love Justice monitor stood at a busy bus station, on the lookout for potential trafficking situations. She watched as..Read More
The Truth About Human Trafficking in the U.S.
Our staff hears it all the time when mentioning our line of work—“You know the U.S. is one of the worst countries..Read More
Breaking: Three Women Intercepted Before Being Forced into Prostitution
Our teams in the field continue to smash records, intercepting more people in a month than ever before. In July we hit..Read More
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