Joy Friedman

Survivor Leader

Survivor of sexual exploitation and an invaluable resource for women and girls within the anti-sex trafficking movement as well as women in jails and prisons transitioning back into society. Dedicated to street outreach to vulnerable and sexually exploited women and trained a wide variety of professionals including law enforcement agencies investigating sex trafficking cases, the St. Paul Police Department, Minnesota’s Human Trafficking Task Force, and the Federal Bureau of Investigation in conducting outreach and providing trauma-informed responses.

Ms. Friedman sits on advisory boards for the Just Exits Initiative as well as the University of Minnesota's Modeling Effective Network Disruptions - MEND Project.