A July 8 article in The Baltimore Sun details the work of students and lawyers in the University of Baltimore School of Law’s Human Trafficking Prevention Project.
“Hoping to help survivors of trafficking, student lawyers at the University of Baltimore School of Law are working with the Maryland Volunteer Lawyers Service to expunge or vacate” convictions for offenses related to trafficking, such as prostitution, the article said. Criminal records can make it difficult for a survivor to start a new life, obtain employment or even rent an apartment.
Jessica Emerson, director of the Human Trafficking Prevention Project, said that as a result, human-trafficking survivors with criminal records are more likely to be re-exploited.
Read the article in The Baltimore Sun.
Learn more about the Human Trafficking Prevention Project.