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.”