RIM takes carefully calculated measures to keep our participants safe:
1. U.S State Department
We collaborate to monitor safety in every trip location on a regular basis, daily while teams are deployed. We switch the project locale if the physical or political conditions make travel to a certain region inadvisable either before or during a trip.
2. Boots on the Ground
RIM staff routinely travel to trip destinations in advance of teams to ensure proper project setup and to maintain relationships with host country contacts. Additionally, our ministry partners live in our destinations year-round and advise us of any changes that will affect health and safety.
3. Extensive Leadership Structure
Every country has 3 tiers of thoroughly screened, well-trained leaders who remain in ongoing leadership development and accountability relationships with RIM. All leaders are subject to routine background checks, and our top level leaders, Project Directors, must undergo FBI screening.
4. Never Alone Policy
We ensure that an adult leader accompanies team members whenever any of them leave our lodging complex.
5. Behavioral Standards
All participants agree to follow the rules we set forth before the trip and during training. Any violation of RIM safety standards will result in early departure from the mission field.
6. International Medical Insurance Requirement
All participants must purchase supplemental medical insurance policies with $1,000,000 coverage, $0 deductible, and emergency evacuation coverage (or submit written proof of existing coverage that meets or exceeds these requirements). This ensures that individuals will have access to adequate medical care in the event of illness or injury as well as the ability to leave the country in the event of medical or political emergency.