Saju Mathew is the Director of Operations for International Justice Mission's offices in South Asia. IJM is a human rights agency that secures justice for victims of slavery, sexual exploitation and other forms of violent oppression. IJM lawyers, investigators and aftercare professionals work with local governments to ensure victim rescue, to prosecute perpetrators and to strengthen the community and civic factors that promote functioning public justice systems.
Saju joined IJM in 2008 as IJM Chennai's Field Office Director, where he led IJM's collaborative casework to rescue families from slavery and pioneered a flagship program designed to partner with the government to transform the systems that allow slavery to persist. He returned with his family to the United States in 2011 to take on a new role as Director of Operation for all of IJM's offices in South Asia. In this role, he oversees IJM's work to rescue and secure justice for survivors of trafficking and slavery and to transform the public justice system so the poor are better protected.
Saju has fourteen years of litigation experience in both federal and state courts working for the New Jersey Attorney General's Office. He received his Juris Doctorate from Rutgers University School of Law and his Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Pennsylvania.
Saju lives in Northern Virginia with his wife, Anu, and their five children.
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