Joy Friedman

Joy Friedman

Womens Program Manager at Breaking Free Inc

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1821 University Ave. W. Ste. 216S, Saint Paul, Minnesota, United States
HQ Phone:
(651) 645-6557

General Information


President  - Joy Friedman Consulting, Motivational Speaking & Trainer

Police Chief  - Robbinsdale


Breaking Free's Primary Liaison  - St. Paul Police/Vice Unit

Breaking Free's Primary Liaison  - Federal Bureau of Investigation

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Joy Friedman, a social worker at the non-profit Breaking Free, said that since children are exposed to pornography at a relatively younger age today, they don't realise that their decision to enter the porn industry could traumatise them for a lifetime.
"This is permanent, she can't erase this. Now, it goes into your family, it goes into your friends, it goes into your career," Friedman said. "In the future, this is what you're known for and this is who you're labeled as. That affects you." Friedman believes that most porn actors might not have had a smooth sailing in early childhood.

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Joy Friedman, an advocate at Breaking Free, will share her personal testimony of surviving 27 years of being trafficked into prostitution.
She will also talk about local trafficking, effects of legalization of prostitution, connections to pornography, and answer questions.

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Joy Friedman, Training and Outreach Director Joy knows firsthand the importance of Breaking Free's program. After being trafficked as a teen and after twenty-seven years of surviving "the life," she successfully completed the Breaking Free program and begin working on staff. For the past 14 years, Joy has proved to be an invaluable resource and has worked for Breaking Free as a case manager, outreach specialist, program manager, and coordinator for the Offenders Prostitution Program (John School). Joy has extensive experience in providing services to women who have been victimized in systems of prostitution. She is a sought-after public speaker and has provided numerous trainings and presentations on prostitution and sex trafficking as violence against women and girls. She also serves as one of Breaking Free's primary liaisons with the St. Paul Police Human Trafficking Task Force and the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

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