Hope for Justice exists to bring an end to modern slavery by preventing exploitation, rescuing victims, restoring lives, and reforming society.
People make it possible
Hope for Justice does more than raise awareness. We act. We are investigators with years of law enforcement experience, we are multilingual outreach workers, we are accredited trainers, legal experts, social workers, therapists, nurses, policy specialists, campaigners and professionals. Hope for Justice is on the ground in the places that are worst affected by human trafficking and modern slavery, and our work will not stop until all are free.
Our approach to
Through education and community empowerment, we help families and vulnerable people protect themselves against traffickers and the deceptive methods they use to control others.
Our investigators and outreach teams work with law enforcement and other agencies to identify victims of modern slavery, build bridges of trust with them and get them safely out of exploitation.
We provide world-class survivor aftercare, both residential and non-residential. Our legal advocacy and support ensures needs are met and gives the best chance for justice to be done.
We train others on the front line – police, healthcare workers, charities and many more – to spot the signs of modern slavery and to respond effectively. We work with governments and businesses to make change happen.
Our global locations
We are establishing a network of Regional Centers across the United States to expand our reach – helping more victims, deepening our impact, and creating resilient communities where survivors thrive. Hope for Justice Regional Centers provide a comprehensive, end-to-end strategy that will decrease and eventually eradicate human trafficking in the United States. Our locations are staffed by a mix of experienced Investigators, Trainers, Case Managers, Clinical Therapists and Sector Experts.
In Great Britain and Northern Ireland, Hope for Justice has a model built around Community Engagement Hubs that work directly with vulnerable individuals and communities. Specialist multilingual teams engage via outreach and investigation to help people out of exploitative situations. Our Advocacy team offers social and legal support to survivors, ensuring they get access to the services, compensation and justice to which they are entitled. Training teams ensure other professionals can respond effectively to modern slavery, while our policy and research teams engage with MPs, police, local authorities. Hope for Justice's global head office and support functions are based in Manchester, England. Our wholly owned social enterprise focused on businesses and supply chains, Slave-Free Alliance, is also based in Manchester.
We have two locations in Norway: Oslo and Bergen. Our expert teams work directly with victims and survivors of modern slavery and exploitation to get them the support they need. We engage with police, agencies and other charities to ensure the best outcomes possible, while campaigning for positive change and offering training.
Hope for Justice runs a number of anti-trafficking initiatives across Uganda. Many are focused on prevention and community-run economic empowerment, because family breakdown and poverty are leading risk factors for modern slavery. Outreach teams engage with the most vulnerable children, especially those living on the streets. Our Lighthouses offer a safe place for boys and girls who have experienced modern slavery or intense vulnerability to it, with shelter, trauma-informed care and counselling, medical interventions, education and play. The long-term goal is always reintegration to safe families. We also work to improve the overall nationwide response to human trafficking issues.
In Cambodia, Hope for Justice runs two main initiatives: our Lighthouse for girls and teenagers rescued from situations of modern slavery, including forced prostitution, forced marriage and labour exploitation. The Lighthouse offers a safe and caring place for the girls to recover from their experiences and get support (including education, life skills and vocational training) to help them adjust to a new life in freedom. For those about to rejoin their communities or live independently, our Stepping Stones project helps ensure they can get good-quality work and can flourish.
Hope for Justice runs anti-trafficking initiatives across Ethiopia, which is the country where we have the most staff and help the most people, particularly children. We run projects focused on prevention and community-run economic empowerment, because family breakdown and poverty are risk factors for modern slavery. Outreach teams engage with the most vulnerable children, especially those on the streets. Our Lighthouses offer a safe place for boys and girls who have experienced modern slavery or intense vulnerability to it, with shelter, trauma-informed care and counselling, medical interventions, education and play. The long-term goal is always reintegration to safe families. We also work to improve the overall nationwide response to human trafficking issues.
We recently launched our work in Australia, and we are beginning by focusing on engagement with the business community about modern slavery in supply chains and other aspects of their operations via our Slave-Free Alliance initiative. We are asking Australians from across the country to join us as we grow our projects and seek to scale up our anti-trafficking operations here.