UB Law human trafficking project receives $466K grant

Jessica Emerson leads the University of Baltimore School of Law’s Human Trafficking Prevention Project.

Jessica Emerson leads the University of Baltimore School of Law’s Human Trafficking Prevention Project.

By: Lauren Kirkwood

Daily Record Legal Affairs Writer

October 27, 2016

The Governor’s Office of Crime Control and Prevention has awarded a grant of nearly $466,000 to the University of Baltimore School of Law’s Human Trafficking Prevention Project, the school announced Thursday.

The project, which is housed within the law school’s Civil Advocacy Clinic and is led by UB Law alumna and clinical fellow Jessica Emerson, will partner with Maryland Volunteer Lawyers Service to create a statewide pro bono program that will provide post-conviction legal help to human trafficking survivors...