CRIMINAL RECORDS CAN BE A BARRIER FOR TRAFFICKING SURVIVORS. YOU CAN HELP.
Human trafficking survivors are often arrested and convicted for criminal acts over which they had no control, and the resulting criminal records can be an insurmountable obstacle to moving forward with their lives in safety.
The Human Trafficking Prevention Project (HTPP), a partnership between Maryland Volunteer Lawyers Service (MVLS) and University of Baltimore School of Law, provides life changing legal assistance to survivors and other vulnerable populations throughout Maryland. MVLS is seeking attorneys to help HTPP clients with criminal record relief (through expungement, vacatur, and/or shielding), as well as divorce, custody, consumer debt/bankruptcy, name and gender marker changes, landlord/tenant disputes, and other civil legal issues.
The HTPP also provides training on the availability of criminal record relief within the state of Maryland, as well as on working with survivors of trauma and other marginalized populations, for volunteer attorneys and firms that provide pro bono legal services to HTPP clients.
The HTPP also hosts a free quarterly webinar series on the intersection of human trafficking and various legal/social issues. Please scroll down for upcoming webinars and training opportunities, and visit our HTPP Resources page to access recordings and materials from past webinars.