About Us

Project Justice International exists to make the world a safer place for children by combating human trafficking.

PJI was founded by Somkiat (Sakay) and Vida Juckchee who have spent the last 13 years working in the area of anti-trafficking.

Sakay and Vida are happily married with 2 children and live in northern Thailand.

Our Approach

Human trafficking is a complex issue, and tackling it requires a multi-faceted approach.

PJI employs holistic strategies in our fight against trafficking; we work across the spheres of Prevention, Protection, Justice and Restoration.

Our Experience 

Sakay has extensive experience in the field of anti-trafficking, gained over 13 years working with Destiny Rescue Thailand Foundation.

He has an in-depth understanding of all aspects of sex trafficking in Thailand and Laos, including source, transit, destination and demand.

He has worked closely with reputable aftercares programs that provide care for underage victims and help rehabilitate them into a safe future.

Sakay is an admirable leader with a proven capacity to manage a large team and multiple projects.

 Sakay’s experience includes:

  • 13 years as the Thailand Manager of Destiny Rescue Foundation, which included managing a team of 100+ full time staff and volunteers.
  • Oversight Manager for Destiny Rescue Laos projects for 4 years.
  • On-the-ground rescue operations in red light areas, bars and brothels.
  • Court preparations for victims of exploitation, abuse and trafficking.
  • Undercover work to help build trafficking cases for victims.
  • Leadership in local church and youth ministry.
  • Multiple Board Membership: President For Lahu Shehleh Ministries Foundation; Vice-President for Freedom Foundation; Vice-President for Medialight Foundation; Member of Bethany Children’s Home Foundation.
  • Language interpretation experience in English, Thai, Lahu tribe.
  • Experience with legal entity registration (Foundations register, Nonprofits organisation register and Anti-human trafficking organisation register).

Our Mission

The mission of Project Justice is inspired by Isaiah 1:17

“Learn to do good. Seek justice. Help the oppressed. Defend the cause of orphans. Fight for the rights of widows.”

OUR STRATEGY

Our strategy for 2018:

  • Build surveillance teams in both Thailand and Laos.
  • Hire social workers to work with victims and complete family assessments.
  • Continue to build partnerships with national police and government authorities to carry out raids and investigations.
  • Build partnerships with quality aftercare providers for placement of victims.