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Maryland has seen 66 human trafficking cases in 2016. This center aims to help victims.

After interning at College Park's SAFE Center for Human Trafficking Survivors this summer, senior criminal justice major Joshua Shoob said he understands why the center was created.

"We had one victim come in who was trafficked for 10 years," Shoob said. "I just remember her being so happy and full of life … I was shocked [to see] that after going through that — that somebody could be so positive."

In May, the University of Maryland and the University of Maryland's School of Social Work, launched the SAFE Center through MPowering the State, a joint initiative that supports innovation.

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