JVI Publications

Justice: The Order that Love Requires

December 2006
Jeffrey Pankratz, the president of JVI, addresses the relationship between justice and love from a Christian perspective.

JVI Program Report 

Read about JVI’s work from 2012-2015.

Freedom Firm Final Order – 30.10.2015 

October 2015
The High Court of Mumbai issued a landmark judgment that laid out guidelines to prevent the misuse of bail by human sex trafficking perpetrators under the Immoral Trafficking Prevention Act (ITPA).

47 Rescued from Human Trafficking

January 2013
For 47 people 2013 began with freedom. On January 14-16, three rescues liberated 46 bonded child laborers and one victim of sex trafficking from slave-like conditions in New Delhi, India. To learn more, click here.

Field Update: India

October 2012
Read about how JVI is helping to build India’s next generation of human rights lawyers

JVI Releases 2011 Program Report

July 2012

First Quarter Update for 2012

March 2012

Third Quarterly Update for 2010

September 2010
See how JVI continued to fight for justice in the field during the third quarter of 2010

JVI Receives Matching Grant from One Day’s Wages

June 2010
For its initiative to promote justice in southeast Chennai, JVI has received a $5,000 matching grant from One Day’s Wages (ODW), an international grassroots movement dedicated to ending extreme global poverty by asking people to donate one day’s worth of their wages to the cause. Please visit here on ODW’s website so that your giving can be matched by ODW’s grant.

Second Quarterly Update for 2010

June 2010
See how JVI continued to fight for justice in the field during the second quarter of 2010

First Quarterly Update for 2010

March 2010
See how JVI continued to fight for justice in the field during the first quarter of 2010

Real Hope in Mumbai Slums

March 2009 Last month, the film Slumdog Millionaire won eight Academy Awards including best picture for its captivating and hopeful story of Jamal Malik, an 18 year-old orphan from the slums of Mumbai, who wins 20 million rupees on India’s “Who Wants To Be A Millionaire?.” While Slumdog Millionaire’s depiction of oppression and injustice in Mumbai is dead-on reality, its inspiring message of hope is a make-believe Bollywood fantasy. Read more.

Scenes from Slums of Koliwada, India

September 2008 Images of the Koliwada slums in Dharavi, India, courtesy of Aditi Mehta, a JVI intern who participated in the “Urban Typhoon” project in March 2008.

Justice Network News (Vol. 1, Issue 2)

May 2008
A word from JVI’s president, and updates from the field.

Bonded Laborers in Uddar Pradesh, India

May 2008
JVI is working with a justice venture to free men, women and children illegally held in a rock quary as bonded laborers in the northern Indian state of Uddar Pradesh, India.

A Concert for Justice in Chennai, India

April 2008
Chennai Transformation Network, a justice venture with which JVI works to establish a Justice Resource Center in the city of Chennai, India, recently held a concert to encourage individuals to take up the work of justice on behalf of the city’s slum and pavement dwellers, as well as the victims of human trafficking.

Comments from Chinese Public Defenders and Legal Aid Lawyers

February 2008
Seven participants of the 2007 Chinese Public Defender Training Program reflect on how their participation is helping to bring about better legal representation for the poor and oppressed in China.


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