Maja Hasic serves as the Anti-Human Trafficking Program Director with Tapestri Inc., a non-profit social service agency that works with survivors of violence from the immigrant and refugee community. Ms. Hasic designs and provides trainings and outreach to mainstream service providers, law enforcement, and community organizations on human trafficking on a local, state-wide, and national basis. Currently, Ms. Hasic works to establish collaborative relationships with other nonprofit organizations and law enforcement around the issue of human trafficking. In addition, Ms. Hasic provides technical assistance to HHS region 4 and ensures that HHS recipients in region 4 have a uniform response to human trafficking.
Ms. Hasic holds a Master’s degree in International Relations and a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science from Georgia State University.
Georgia Cares was created as an initiative of the Governor’s Office for Children and Families in 2009. In 2013, Georgia Cares became a 501(c)(3) entity in an effort to grow in our capacity to serve victims through a public-private partnership. Georgia Cares is now an independent, non-profit organization working to serve child sex trafficking victims across the State of Georgia. Georgia Cares is the single, statewide coordinating agency to connect services and treatment care for victims. Through research informed practices and evidence based assessments, we coordinate services to meet all needs and dimensions of a child’s wellbeing. Staff follows victims throughout their process of treatment and recovery to lead healthy, successful lives as productive members of society.
Savannah Working Against Human Trafficking is the only local nonprofit organization in the Coastal GA region with a mission solely dedicated to combating human trafficking crimes and environments. SWAHT provides outreach, education, legislative advocacy, and support for service providers and law enforcement agencies directly handling complex cases involving child exploitation and human trafficking.
Deidre Harrison serves as President of the organization with more than 10 years in government and nonprofit program management supporting port commerce, refugees, victims of human trafficking and community development. Ms. Harrison holds a Master's degree in Public Administration from Clemson University and a Bachelor's Degree from the Florida State University.