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UMB SSW Listed Among Best Universities Addressing Human Trafficking

The School of Social Work has been recognized as one of the best universities in the U.S. studying and fighting human trafficking for the work of the Maryland Human Trafficking Initiative for Children & Youth (MHTI) housed at SSW's Institute for Innovation and Implementation. Led by the Prevention of Adolescent Risk Initiatives Team of Nadine Finigan-Carr, PhD; Rochon Steward, MSW; and Sharon Henry, MS, the MHTI program is a three-year project to improve statewide coordination and multi-disciplinary collaboration in responding to human trafficking involving children and youth, including both labor and sex trafficking. This initiative was established with funding from the Department of Justice, Office for Victims of Crime, in partnership with the Maryland Human Trafficking Task Force, Governor’s Office on Crime Prevention, Youth and Victim Services, Maryland Departments of Human Resources and Juvenile Services, and Maryland’s U.S. Attorney’s Office.

The 26 Best Universities Fighting Human Trafficking is a list of the best universities located in the U.S. that are studying and fighting human trafficking. These universities offer various academic programs, resources, and initiatives for understanding, tracking, and fighting human trafficking locally, federally, and internationally.



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