Lawrence Aritao

Director of Prosecution and Aftercare

Lawrence Aritao is IJM Philippines’ Director of Prosecution and Aftercare. His passion is helping public justice systems serve the vulnerable. He works with partners such as the Department of Justice and the Supreme Court to build and mainstream victim-protective prosecutions. These include adoption of plea bargaining strategies to avoid victim re-traumatization, and building strong cases through non-victim evidence. Lawrence previously served as Director of Legal Interventions in Pampanga and Cebu, and as Special Counsel for Interventions at IJM Manila. He has served with IJM for 13 years. Law, as his family and friends call him, is married to Carla. They have three children: Hannah, 8; Rafael, 5; and Julia, 10 months old. Law is also passionate about photography, writing, and the pursuit of the perfect steak.