Several years ago, in 2003, Bob Goff took a trip to India and witnessed atrocious human rights violations being committed against women and children, including forced prostitution and slave labor. After witnessing these crimes, a passion was born to fight the injustice. Since that time, and since Restore International was formed in 2004, we have rescued and rehabilitated minor girls forced in to prostitution, led investigations into brothels and slave-labor camps, and brought the perpetrators committing these crimes to justice.
Restore International works with a team of investigators, police liaisons, advocates and local legal professionals to conduct investigations and locate minor girls in prostitution and the poor in bonded slavery. They plan and coordinate raids with local police. Once rescued, these girls are placed in government remand homes and later transferred to permanent quality aftercare homes. Restore International staff counsel the girls and follow up on the criminal court case.
With long-term goals of rehabilitation, we brought these people who suffered into caring environments and worked towards the restoration of hope. While continuing in India, Restore has begun tremendous work in Northern Uganda, a place torn by war, with the youngest average age in the world. The children in Uganda are their future. Change lies in their hands. Our goal is to create a generation of leaders by restoring hope and giving opportunities where there were none.
Now a world-wide organization with locations in India, Uganda, Washington and California, Restore International seeks to find daring, productive, and effective ways to fight the injustices committed against children. We now have a school in Northern Uganda with 250 students, and continue to work with the judiciary to promote human rights.