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Human Trafficking Prevention Project Published in What Weekly

The Human Trafficking Prevention Project (HTPP), a partnership between University of Baltimore School of Law and MVLS, published an article in What Weekly. HTPP Director Jessica Emerson and HTPP Coordinator Laurie Culkin wrote about the most vulnerable populations who are at higher risk of being trafficked, common myths that need debunking, and how legislation like vacatur, shielding, and expungement law, can be utilized to decriminalize human trafficking in Maryland. The criminalized nature of human trafficking has created a hostile environment for trafficking survivors, who are often unable to find stable housing, employment, and other vital resources due to convictions on their record, even after they have cut ties with traffickers.