Director: Ali Boak, MPH
The Global Center on Human Trafficking is a multi-disciplinary effort focused on developing innovative solutions to the global problem of human trafficking. Montclair State University, one of the most diverse higher education institutions in the United States, has a history of supporting social justice and human rights issues affecting communities across the world. What began as a university initiative spearheaded by a group of committed leaders, faculty and staff, has grown into a global center working hand in hand with survivors around the world to transform the response to human trafficking.
The mission and focus of the work of the Center is: to encourage the study of human trafficking; to increase knowledge about human trafficking; and, to develop solutions to the complex problems of human trafficking. It will create and disseminate useful information to educational, governmental, social service, and community organizations and agencies working to end human trafficking. The Center will carry out its mission by leveraging the University’s multi-dimensional as well as interdisciplinary educational and research resources, as well as by collaborating and partnering with other entities who are working to put an end to human trafficking at the individual and systemic levels.
The Global Center on Human Trafficking goal is to play a leadership role in contributing significant knowledge, expertise, and resources to the effort to end human trafficking.