University of Maryland School of Social Work Awarded $2.5M Grant to Address Human Trafficking

October 12, 2016    |   By Mary T. Phelan

The University of Maryland School of Social Work (SSW) has been awarded a three-year, $2.5 million grant from the U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, Office for Victims of Crime to improve statewide coordination and multi-disciplinary collaboration in responding to human trafficking involving children and youth.

The grant, known as the Maryland Human Trafficking Initiative for Children and Youth, builds on the Child Sex Trafficking Victims Initiative (CSTVI) that was started under a five-year Children’s Bureau grant awarded to the SSW in 2014 and the establishment of the University of Maryland Support, Advocacy, Freedom, and Empowerment (SAFE) Center, which has had significant involvement, and support of the SSW...