Audrey Morrissey was the first survivor in Massachusetts to mentor commercially sexually exploited girls. In 2003, she developed survivor-led programs with My Life My Choice to help prevent the exploitation of vulnerable young girls. She also co-authored My Life My Choice’s nationally recognized exploitation prevention curriculum currently in use in 29 states. She was a 2008 recipient of the prestigious Petra Foundation Fellowship and a 2012 Boston Neighborhood Fellow. As Vice Chair of the Survivor Services Task Force, Ms. Morrissey reported to the Massachusetts Human Trafficking Task Force chaired by Attorney General Martha Coakley.
“People still do not know that vulnerable children in our own backyard are targeted, coerced, and manipulated into the commercial sex industry every day. We are not only fighting a billion-dollar illegal sex industry, but also a society with its eyes closed.”