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SAFE Center Joins School of Public Health

March 12, 2018

The University of Maryland Support, Advocacy, Freedom, and Empowerment (SAFE) Center for Human Trafficking Survivors is pleased to announce that we have joined the School of Public Health at the University of Maryland, College Park.

The School of Public Health’s focus on prevention and wellness closely aligns with the SAFE Center’s mission to help survivors of sex and labor trafficking holistically heal and rebuild their lives. The School’s research strengths related to intimate partner violence, childhood trauma, systemic inequities and vulnerable populations will inform new research and service initiatives. Our new partnership will also help us to engage the healthcare community as part of the front line in identifying and treating human trafficking survivors. We look forward to working with Public Health School Dean Boris Lushniak and his colleagues.

As an initiative of the University of Maryland Strategic Partnership, MPowering the State, the SAFE Center is grateful for our continuing collaboration with schools and colleges at the University of Maryland, Baltimore and the University of Maryland, College Park. This collaboration is so crucial to our multidisciplinary approach to addressing human trafficking at a systemic level. We especially appreciate the early support and association of Dean Richard Barth and the School of Social Work in Baltimore, and Dean Robert Orr and the School of Public Policy in College Park, and we look forward to continuing our strong partnerships.

Please read the full press release from the School of Public Health to learn more about this new partnership.

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.