Gary Haugen


As IJM and Cru increasingly work together, Gary has unique insight into the intersection of evangelism and social justice ministry.

Gary Haugen is the CEO and founder of International Justice Mission. Before founding IJM in 1997, Gary was a human rights attorney focusing on police misconduct. In 1994, he led an international team of lawyers, criminal prosecutors, law enforcement officers, and forensic experts to gather evidence that would be used to bring the perpetrators of the Rwandan genocide to justice. Gary has degrees from both Harvard University and the University of Chicago.

Gary has been recognized by the U.S. State Department as a Trafficking in Persons “Hero” – the highest honor given by the U.S. government for anti-slavery leadership. His work has been featured by many media outlets, including  The New York Times, The Times of India, and National Public Radio. He is the author of several books, including Good News About Injustice and The Locust Effect.