Support, Advocacy, Freedom and Empowerment (SAFE) Center for Human Trafficking Survivors

The SAFE Center is an interdisciplinary service, research, and advocacy program that combines comprehensive services for victims to prevent this violation of basic human rights and to promote justice. To address human trafficking, it draws on the combined resources and wide range of disciplines at UMB and UMCP including the schools of Social Work, Nursing, and Law at UMB, and the School of Public Policy, the Colleges of Arts and Humanities and Behavioral and Social Sciences, and the Robert H. Smith School of Business at UMCP. The center targets underserved trafficking victims in Prince George’s and Montgomery counties and fills an unmet need in the region for legal, social, and other important services. The center is a convener of law enforcement and other service provider partners, and is well-established as a valuable resource to Prince George’s County and the state of Maryland. Funding through a new state of Maryland grant will help the center provide direct legal and social services to trafficking survivors.

IMPACT: The SAFE Center combines direct services, research, advocacy, and training to combat trafficking and empower survivors to heal and rebuild their lives.

Read more: SAFE Center: Helping the Vulnerable

Safe Center for Human Trafficking Survivors

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