photography by Albert Cheung

Why Justice?

Justice is essential to ensure a ┬áprosperous and fair society for all. Our vision is to see unjust communities transformed into communities ordered according to God’s standard of love.

Justice includes:

  • Rescue and restoration for victims of injustice.
  • Accountability and, where possible, restoration for perpetrators of injustice.
  • Transformation of unjust systems, so that all people may live in a society where human dignity is respected.

Our Target Areas

Human Trafficking
Over 45.8 million men, women, and children are held in various forms of slavery, including sex trafficking, debt slavery, forced marriage, and other forms of trafficking.
Every year, more than 2 million children are exploited in the global commercial sex trade.
The total market value of illicit human trafficking is estimated to be in excess of $32 billion. (U.N.)
JVI strengthens ventures that bring rescue and restoration to human trafficking victims and accountability to offenders.

Urban Poverty
Approximately one billion people worldwide live in slums, without access to decent housing, electricity, sanitation, work, or education- this figure will likely grow to 2 billion by 2030. JVI strengthens ventures that empower children, women, and men that live in slum communities.

Other Vulnerable Groups
JVI strengthens ventures that promote justice for marginalized groups that suffer from extreme forms of injustice. Examples include religious minorities, prisoners denied their right to trial and held in overcrowded prisons, and scheduled castes and tribes in India.