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Tahirih Justice Center is pleased to share news that one of its closest partners in the fight against human trafficking is now an independent non-governmental organization.

The Human Trafficking Pro Bono Legal Center (HT Pro Bono) earned independent 501(c)(3) status in late November.

Tahirih acted as a fiscal agent for HT Pro Bono in its founding years, accepting donations on behalf of the legal advocacy organization as it sought its 501(c)(3) status. The fiscal sponsorship began in 2012.

HT Pro Bono empowers trafficked women, men, and children to seek justice. Like Tahirih, the non-profit connects trafficking survivors with pro bono attorneys so that human traffickers will be held accountable for their crimes and survivors can rebuild their lives.

“HT Pro Bono thanks the entire Tahirih staff for their support over the last two years. We feel very fortunate to have worked with such a superb and generous partner during this critical phase in our growth,” said Martina Vandenberg, HT Pro Bono Founder and President.

Both non-profits look forward to continued partnership in pursuit of justice for courageous survivors of human trafficking.

“It has been our pleasure to assist HT Pro Bono during its early stages, and we will be excited to watch and support its future growth,” said Layli Miller-Muro, Tahirih Founder and Executive Director.

To learn more about HT Pro Bono’s pioneering work with trafficking survivors in the United States, please visit www.htprobono.org or contact Martina Vandenberg at martina@htprobono.org.

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