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Jatnna Gomez Recognized by UM School of Social Work in DEI Spotlight

Source: University of Maryland School of Social Work | April 12, 2023 With April being Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM), the...

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Rep. Jamie Raskin Celebrates SAFE Center’s Susan Esserman

Source: UMB News | January 23, 2023 The University of Maryland, Baltimore’s (UMB) Susan G. Esserman, JD — founder and director of the SAFE (Support,...

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Cardin Introduces Commonsense Proposals to Protect Human Trafficking Victims

Source: U.S. Senator Ben Cardin | December 15, 2022 WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-Md.), a senior member...

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Prince George’s Co. Hospital Receives $800K to Help Trafficking Victims

Source: WTOP | December 3, 2022 Maryland’s second busiest trauma center is receiving federal funding to help identify and...

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UMD SAFE Center and UM Capital Region Health Receive Grant to Implement Human Trafficking Response Model

College Park, MD (November 30, 2022) – The Department of Justice Office for Victims of Crime (OVC) awarded the...

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Maryland may finally protect child sex-trafficking victims from prosecution

Source: The Washington Post | March 31, 2022 If an adult pays to sexually abuse a child, that child...

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SAFE Center Director Featured in Emirates News Agency’s Review of HCHF Women’s Forum

Source: Emirates News Agency | March 10, 2021 The Higher Committee of Human Fraternity (HCHF) hosted its first-ever Women’s...

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Anti-Racism Work is Essential in the Anti-Trafficking Movement

Source: Freedom Network USA | February 26, 2021  For Freedom Network USA, Black History Month is a time to celebrate Black...

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Maryland Expands Program Aimed at Providing Resources to Victims of Child Sex Trafficking

Source: Baltimore Fish Bowl | November 4, 2020  A Maryland program to connect potential victims of child sex trafficking with needed...

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SAFE Center Discusses Housing Program for Human Trafficking Survivors with Univision News

Source: Univision News | August 5, 2020 Following the Department of Justice’s announcement of an investment of $35 million...

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UMD SAFE Center Team Statement on Racial Injustice

The UMD SAFE Center decries the structural racism that remains as a toxic legacy of our country’s history and permeates our society today, and we are working to ensure that we are an actively anti-racist institution.