Lucille G. Dejito

IJM Cebu, Field Office Director

Lucille is a lawyer in the Philippines who serves as the Director of Legal Interventions in the International Justice Mission, Cebu Field Office. In this role, she leads a team of lawyers who work alongside public prosecutors in criminal cases involving online sexual exploitation of children (OSEC). Her legal team is supporting criminal prosecutions all over the Visayas and Mindanao regions in the Philippines. Lucille leads her team in building the capacity of law enforcement partners and public prosecutors through collaborative casework, trainings, and transfer of knowledge and skills. Lucille’s role includes developing strategic prosecution partnerships in view of scaling prosecution efforts, doing casework through partners, and achieving regional prosecution system reform. She has been with IJM for 7 years now. Prior to her current role as Director of Legal Interventions at IJM, she was a Special Counsel for Legal Interventions serving as a private prosecutor in cases involving commercial sex trafficking of children in bars, brothels and in the streets in Cebu, Philippines. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Management from the University of the Philippines. She obtained her Bachelor of Laws from the University of San Carlos, in Cebu City.