New university SAFE Center takes on many aspects of human trafficking

By MEGAN MORRIS Medill News Service

May 13, 2016

COLLEGE PARK — Maryland, at the crossroads of major interstate highways, has become a hot spot for human trafficking, but many state residents do not realize the magnitude of the problem or how few services are available for victims of abuse.

Many people do not understand the extent of human trafficking in Frederick County, advocates for victims say. The issue needs more exposure and community awareness, said Inga James, president of Heartly House, a nonprofit in Frederick dedicated to helping victims of sexual assault, domestic violence and child abuse...