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Hope for Justice, Inc.

Change Lives. End Slavery.

aka Hope for Justice   |   Nashville, TN   |  www.hopeforjustice.org

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Mission

Hope for Justice is a charity working to bring an end to modern slavery and human trafficking and to protect the human rights of victims and survivors. Our multi-disciplinary model is based on four pillars: preventing exploitation; rescuing victims; restoring lives; and reforming society. Our global work, across four continents, is categorized as Prevent, Rescue, and Restore.

Ruling year info

2006

Chief Executive Officer

Mr Tim Nelson

Main address

P.O. Box 280365

Nashville, TN 37228 USA

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Formerly known as

The Home Foundation

Abolition International, Inc.

EIN

75-3179471

NTEE code info

Victims' Services (P62)

Crime Prevention N.E.C. (I20)

Civil Rights, Advocacy for Specific Groups (R20)

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

The global issue of Human Trafficking and Modern Slavery in its various forms especially labour exploitation, sexual exploitation and domestic servitude.

Our programs

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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Investigative Center

Headquartered in Nashville, TN, we operate three Regional Investigative Centers across the U.S., established in 2016. The Center's vision is to live in a world free from slavery. One of the primary ways this is achieved is by rescuing and recovering as many victims as possible and enabling others to do so. Hope for Justice is the only not-for-profit organization in the U.S. equipped to investigate independently or with law enforcement to identify and rescue victims of human trafficking. Since its launch, over 700 cases have been referred to the Investigative Center, with over half of those developing into active investigations resulting in over 150 trafficking victims recovered. A majority of all cases had been accepted for federal prosecution. Since 2017 we have trained over 30,000 frontline professionals who are most likely to come into contact with victims of human trafficking, often without realizing it. In the past year, we have developed relationships with 50 law enforcement.

Population(s) Served
Victims and oppressed people

Hope for Justice has three regional centers in the continental United States, in North Carolina, Tennessee, and Iowa. In North Carolina, the regional center has a Health and Human Services contract to provide community-based aftercare for survivors of trafficking.

All three regional centers also carry out investigative work to identify victims of trafficking and to support them to leave exploitation, working closely with relevant law enforcement agencies. Our highly trained investigators gather the evidence needed for law enforcement to pursue the perpetrators of human trafficking.

All the regional centers carry out outreach activities and tailored technical training for front-line agencies domestically and overseas.

Population(s) Served

Hope for Justice has a range of high-quality training packages tailored to different levels of complexity and specific audiences. These packages can be delivered through our Learning Academy, an online learning platform, or blended approaches with virtual or face-to-face sessions with subject-matter experts. We have worked with the US State Dept to make our training available to US government staff worldwide.

Population(s) Served

Where we work

Awards

Bishop Ketteler Award for Social Justice 2012

Sisters of Divine Providence

.ORG Impact Award 2023

Public Interest Registry (PIR)

Paul H. Chapman Award 2023

Foundation for Improvement of Justice, Inc.

2023 Silver Telly Winner (2 Categories) - Human Trafficking Interactive Video Course 2023

Telley Awards

2023 Bronze Telly Winner (2 Categories) - Human Trafficking Interactive Video Course- 2023

Telley Awards

Affiliations & memberships

Public Interest Registry Unveils Winners of 5th Annual .ORG Impact Awards 2023

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Number of people trained

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Adults

Related Program

Investigative Center

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

The total number of individuals who attended our spotting the signs of Modern Slavery courses.

Number of Police trained in spotting the signs of Modern Slavery

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Adults

Related Program

Investigative Center

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Number of law enforcement professionals who attended our spotting the signs of Modern Slavery courses

Number of government workers trained in spotting the signs of Modern Slavery

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Adults

Related Program

Investigative Center

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Number of Government workers who attended our spotting the signs of Modern Slavery courses

Number of modern slavery referrals

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Adults, Victims and oppressed people

Related Program

Investigative Center

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

The number of referrals where Modern Slavery was suspected.

Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

Our mission is simply: To live in a world free of slavery.

We are committed to creating a collaborative community of abolitionists determined to end slavery in our lifetime.

Hope for Justice focuses on partnership working to deliver prevention sessions, best practice for restorative care and training for professionals. We are developing a model of investigation and rescue that complements the work of law enforcement and other agencies and supports the prosecution of perpetrators.

Our strategies fall into four distinct areas of activity.

Prevent: Our outreach teams, self-help groups and community education initiatives empower people to protect themselves and their families from predatory traffickers and their recruiters.

Rescue: Our specialist investigators work closely with law enforcement to identify victims of trafficking and modern
slavery, build bridges of trust with them and remove them from situations of exploitation.

Restore: We work with victims to overcome trauma and rebuild their lives. We offer tailored restorative care initiatives and help partners to develop accredited systems, and offer support to meet vital needs.

Reform: We train frontline professionals to spot the signs of modern slavery and act on it, and seek policy change by influencing governments and media. We work with companies to eliminate modern slavery from supply chains.

Hope for Justice is an international organization operating from twenty-three locations in eight countries. We have over 10 years of experience in front line investigation and recovery of victims of human trafficking.

Through years of experience, we have developed a working model that brings together multi-disciplinary teams to combat a complex crime which has a profound impact on our victims. Our teams typically are made up of investigators who are ex-law enforcement officers, most of them having held senior positions within their respective law enforcement agencies, they come with the training and disciplines necessary to handle the delicate and potentially dangerous situations victims of trafficking find themselves in.

Supporting our rescue teams, we employ qualified lawyers and social workers who take on an advocacy role on the victims' behalf.

In addition we run a number of programs which rescue children and young people from exploitation and trafficking in Asia with the goal of reintegrating them back to their families and communities.

Hope for Justice has an established investigative hub in Tennessee, which undertakes training and investigatory work.

We have established good working relationships with local law enforcement agencies and have worked on cases with them. Last year trained over 800 front line professionals in awareness of signs of human trafficking.

How we listen

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Financials

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The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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Hope for Justice, Inc.

Board of directors
as of 04/05/2024
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Mr. EJ Gaines

Mike Brock

Kim Westfall

EJ Gaines

Brad McClure

Sterling Sankey

Amy Larson

Lyn Matejczyk

Robert Camp

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Not applicable
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? No

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 4/5/2024

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