Oct. 28 – MVLS to Partner with UB School of Law on Human Trafficking Project

The University of Baltimore School of Law’s Human Trafficking Prevention Project (HTPP), led by clinical fellow Jessica Emerson, has been awarded $465,757 from the Governor’s Office of Crime Control & Prevention of Maryland.

The HTPP and its student-attorneys will partner with MVLS to create a statewide pro bono program designed to provide post-conviction legal services to survivors of human trafficking. It will also help those populations most vulnerable to exploitation.  By reducing the harm associated with a criminal record, the project will aid clients in improving their self-sufficiency and stability, which, in turn, will reduce the likelihood of exploitation by traffickers.

The human rights-based project is the first of its kind in Maryland.

Learn more about the Human Trafficking Prevention Project and check out a recent article  in The Daily Record, “UB Law human trafficking project receives $466K grant.”

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