Kathy Stout-Labauve, MSW

Kathy Stout-LaBauve served as Vice President of Aftercare for International Justice Mission until 2015. IJM is a human rights agency that secures justice for victims of slavery, sexual exploitation and other forms of violent oppression. IJM lawyers, investigators and aftercare professionals work with local governments to ensure victim rescue, to prosecute perpetrators and to strengthen the community and civic factors that promote functioning public justice systems.

Ms. Stout-LaBauve is a licensed clinical social worker who has practiced in the field of trauma her entire career. She holds a BA in sociology from the University of Southwestern Louisiana and a MSW from Louisiana State University. Ms. Stout-LaBauve served as the Founding Director of the University Medical Center Rape Crisis Center in Lafayette, Louisiana, where she established the first rape treatment program in an eight-parish area. In this role, she served as a liaison between the rape crisis center and the District Attorney's office, law enforcement agencies, public and private hospitals and the media. In 1983, Ms. Stout-LaBauve was appointed to the Governor's Task Force on Rape and worked with the Louisiana Legislature to better protect victims. She was the Founding President of the Louisiana Foundation Against Sexual Assault, a network of professionals throughout the state who worked to impact public policy on sexual violence.

Following her work with the University Medical Center Rape Crisis Center, Ms. Stout-LaBauve opened a private psychotherapy practice in San Antonio, Texas, where she specialized in trauma recovery for 15 years. During that time Ms. Stout-LaBauve also taught trauma treatment protocol to students and professionals in graduate school classes and regional workshops, and founded the San Antonio Trauma and Dissociation Study Group.

Ms. Stout-LaBauve joined International Justice Mission in 2006 as the Trafficking Aftercare Specialist. She was responsible for developing protocols with IJM and aftercare partner staff for programs serving sex trafficking survivors in Southeast Asia and South Asia. In 2008, Ms. Stout-LaBauve became the IJM Aftercare Specialist and was responsible for coordinating global aftercare efforts in all of IJM's international field offices. As Vice President of Aftercare, Ms. Stout-LaBauve currently directs IJM aftercare efforts around the world to ensure the comprehensive needs of survivors of violence are met effectively and compassionately.