Human Services

Tiny Hands International

Fighting the World's Greatest Injustices

aka Love Justice International

Lincoln, NE

Mission

We proclaim the love of Jesus Christ by fighting the greatest injustices in the world and working toward bringing relief to those living under their oppression--especially orphans, street children, and victims of human trafficking.

Ruling Year

2006

President

Mr. John M

Main Address

PO BOX 67195

Lincoln, NE 68506 USA

Keywords

Children's Homes, Human Trafficking, Trafficking, Christian, Aftercare, Investigation

EIN

71-0982808

 Number

4183626939

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Victims' Services (P62)

Christian (X20)

Homeless Services/Centers (P85)

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What we aim to solve

Human Trafficking: According to the Global Slavery Index, it is estimated that there are 40 million slaves in the world today—that’s more than any other time in history. Most trafficking victims are subjected to the worst conditions and several of the most horrific crimes, including deception, kidnapping, rape, torture, and enslavement. Traffickers target the young, uneducated, naive, and innocent. Selling a story of hope to those most desperate for it, they use deception to gain control and then maintain control through acts of violence. Orphaned and abandoned children: There are millions of children in the world who have been abandoned by their parents, forced to leave home because of extreme poverty, or suffered the loss of their parents due to disease or war. Without parental guidance, provision, or love, these children often turn to lives of drugs and crime.

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Children's Homes

Human Trafficking Prevention

The Dream School

Where we work

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Our mission is to proclaim the love of Jesus Christ by fighting the world's greatest injustices. This has led us to focus on two of the world's greatest injustices: orphaned/abandoned children and human trafficking. We strive to meet basic needs for orphaned/abandoned children and help them become difference-makers for Christ—and to be able to demonstrate that with objective data on key developmental areas. In our anti-trafficking work, we are determined to prevent as many individuals as possible from being trapped in the dark world of modern-day slavery. Another significant goal of our anti-trafficking work is to bring human traffickers to justice through our monitoring, data collection, analysis, and investigations.

We believe that our transit monitoring model is the world’s most effective strategy for fighting human trafficking. It is the only tangible human trafficking prevention method, has the best impact-on-the dollar that we know of, and provides a crucial spillover of data about human trafficking. The goal of transit monitoring is to intercept actual or potential victims of human trafficking BEFORE they are trafficked. Our staff uses a unique questioning protocol aimed at uncovering evidence of human trafficking. This strategy also allows us to collect invaluable data on each interception that helps further inform our work. Data is desperately needed and lacking in the fight against trafficking. To fight human trafficking effectively, we must better understand it. Our database is unique in the anti-trafficking world and helps us and others better understand human trafficking, and it enables us to identify traffickers and trafficking networks. To meet our goals for serving orphaned/abandoned children, our family-like children’s homes supply all the needs needs for the children in care. Our mission is to help them become difference-makers for Christ—and to be able to demonstrate that with objective data on key developmental areas. An essential component of this strategy is our Dream School, which provides transformative, excellent education to 162 children from our homes and the surrounding community. We also offer counseling, medical care, computer access, reading programs, and community activities that play a vital role in their overall development.

We believe that our transit monitoring model is the world’s most effective strategy for fighting human trafficking. It is the only tangible human trafficking prevention method, has the best impact-on-the dollar that we know of, and provides a crucial spillover of data about human trafficking. While we only spent 17.1% more in 2018, the number of people we intercepted to prevent from being trafficked increased by 72% over last year (from 1,628 to 2,800), and the number of suspects arrested through our work skyrocketed by more than four times (from 31 to 157)! These numbers are infused with significance when we consider the terrible fate of human trafficking victims and the incalculable worth of each individual we might save from it. To achieve such fruitful expansion has required building out an expansionary research team to search out the right places where transit monitoring can be successful, developing excellent work processes that can be effectively adapted in a variety of contexts for monitoring, collecting and analyzing data, investigating trafficking networks in order to bring them to justice, and establishing a cohesive leadership structure. We are continually working to build excellence into our core processes and see them successfully adapted in all the countries where we work.

To keep our focus on the fruit of our work, we emphasize two impact measures: intercepts and arrests. However, we are constantly analyzing many data points across our organization as a whole and have many systems in place to track our progress against various goals.

LJI Global Impact to Date as of December 2018: Total Interceptions: 15,241 Total LJI Arrests: 336 Total Countries 11 We intend to continue down this path of impactful expansion. Since we first articulated a 5-Year Directional Statement in 2015 (aiming to pilot transit monitoring in 10 countries by 2020) and began building out the structures for effective expansion, we’ve outpaced our own “high aiming” goals and had to upwardly revise our directional statement three times. We now aim to operate transit monitoring in 20 countries by 2020. We are blessed with an amazing team of nearly 300 staff and volunteer committee members in 11 countries throughout the world who work tirelessly and make constant sacrifices to serve Christ in the least of these. But none of our work would be possible without the generous sacrifices of our donor base.

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