Lisa Goldblatt Grace

Co-Executive Director

My Life My Choice

Lisa Goldblatt Grace is the Co-founder and Co-Executive Director of My Life My Choice (MLMC), a program of JRI. Founded in 2002, My Life My Choice is a groundbreaking, nationally recognized initiative designed to stem the tide of the commercial sexual exploitation of adolescents. My Life My Choice offers a unique continuum of evidence-based, survivor-led services spanning service provider training, exploitation prevention programming for adolescent girls at disproportionate risk, survivor mentoring to young survivors of commercial sexual exploitation, and advocacy and leadership development. Ms. Goldblatt Grace has been working with vulnerable young people in a variety of capacities for over thirty years. Her professional experience includes running a long term shelter for homeless teen parents, developing a diversion program for violent youth offenders, and working in outpatient mental health, health promotion, and residential treatment settings. Ms. Goldblatt Grace was a primary researcher on the 2007 U.S. Department of Health and Human Services national study of programs serving human trafficking victims. She has served as the Co-Chair of the Training and Education Committee and the chair of the Implementation Subcommittee of the Massachusetts Attorney General’s appointed Task Force on Human Trafficking. She currently serves on the Governor’s Working Group on Child Trafficking, the Governor’s Commission on Unaccompanied and Homeless Youth, the Governor’s Commission on Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence and Shared Hope’s National JuST Council. She is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker and holds Masters Degrees in both social work and public health.