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Jessica Emerson

2013, Equal Justice Works Fellowships, Jessica Emerson

Jessica Emerson

Name of Host Organization: The Women's Law Center of Maryland
City, State: Towson, Maryland
Issue area: Immigrant Populations - Trafficking/Slavery
Sponsors: David Stern Equal Justice Works Fellowship

The Project

Jessica used Maryland’s law that allows sex trafficking survivors to have their prostitution convictions vacated, helping them to ensure they will no longer be prevented from moving forward with their lives because of convictions stemming from acts they were forced to commit.