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FREEDOM YOUTH FAMILY JUSTICE CENTER INC.

USE YOUR VOICE 

EMPOWERING, STRENGTHENING, & STABILIZING SURVIVORS OF HUMAN TRAFFICKING AND DOMESTIC VIOLENCE

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Mission

Freedom Youth Family Justice Center Inc. empowers, strengthens, and stabilizes survivors of human trafficking, sexual assault, & domestic violence that reside within New York City and Westchester County by providing holistic comprehensive supportive services, housing, and financial resources for the survivor and their immediate family members. 

Vision

Freedom Youth Family Justice Center Inc. is a benchmark example of an authentic result-driven anti-human trafficking and domestic violence organization that delivers renowned holistic and comprehensive services to survivors. 

FREEDOM YOUTH FAMILY JUSTICE CENTER STORY

Monique riley, founder & chairwoman created Freedom Youth Family justice Center Inc. in 2019 to become a beacon of hope for survivors of human trafficking and domestic violence after spending many years in silence about her own childhood trauma of being a survivor of commercial sexual exploitation of children. Monique hopes that through FYFJC programs and services many survivors will find their voice, heal, and join the fight against human trafficking & domestic violence.


How We Have Helped

  • Freedom Youth has serviced more than 700 at risk youth and adults of sex trafficking, & domestic violence  
  • Freedom Youth Family Justice Center Inc has educated more than 2,300 youth, educators, and parents on the dangers of sex trafficking and recruitment.
  • Under our vulnerable people project Freedom Youth Family Justice Center helped 300 survival sex workers find shelter, safe home, and financial stability. 

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50%​

Children make up 50% of trafficked victims.

76%


Immigrants make up 76% of individuals that are recruited and trafficked throughout New York. 

20%

20% of runaway teens  are recruited into the lifestyle of human trafficking due to not having a home or being placed in a safe supportive environment  system. 

41%

41% of teens were recruited for sex trafficking online.

60%

LGBTQ+ teen's make up 60% of victims that are recruited and trafficked throughout New York. 

THE COLOR ME ADVOCACY PROGRAM?

THE COLOR ME ADVOCACY PROGRAM Is a mobile outreach program where teens exhibit extraordinary leadership and coaching skills by educating peers on the topic of human trafficking, teen dating violence, gun violence, and other teen-related social issues. Do you know a teen between the ages of 12-17 that would be interested in the Color Me Advocacy Program.

JOIN THE COLOR ME ADVOCACY PROGRAM

Freedom Youth Family Justice Center Participated In The 

Bronx DA 5K Walk, Run, & Roll Domestic Violence  Awareness Event In Support of Survivors of Domestic Violence

See What People Are Saying

"Monique and Joseph Riley has worked tirelessly to prevent human trafficking  and domestic violence."

-Anonymous 

Hope For Humanity Honoree

Freedom Youth Family Justice Center Inc. Founder & Chairwoman Monique Ferguson-Riley has received the Hope of Humanity Award from Bridge Field Civic League Inc. Mrs. Riley was provided with A city citation from The Councilman Kevin C. Riley and the Bronx Borough President Vanessa L. Gibson Office for her contribution of Preventive education and support for survivors of human trafficking and domestic violence.

Freedom Youth Family Justice Center Four Core Pillars

Freedom Youth Family Justice Center four core pillars was founded September 2020. FYFJC provides preventive educational training and workshops for people desiring to learn about human trafficking and domestic violence, provides advocacy for clients seeking assistance with navigating community resources and legal support, provides comprehensive supportive victim services to help clients feel empowered, renewed, and whole post trauma, and FYFJC is committed to meeting people where they are through our harm reduction outreach approach.

Preventive Education

Advocacy​

Victim Services

Outreach

1 In 3​

It is estimated that 1 in every 3 women will become a victim of domestic violence.

5%


It is stated that 5% of men suffer from PTSD due to intimate partner violence.

16%

Homicide statistics indicate that intimate partners murder 16% of victims.

44%

It is estimated that 44% of women that identify as lesbian experienced a form of intimate partner violence.

36%

survey shows that 36% percent of various developing countries are accepting of domestic violence.

WHO WE WORK WITH

Freedom Youth Family Justice Center honors our partner organizations and the work that they do every day to provide deliver outstanding support and commitment to the communities in which they serve. 

Most of all thank you for partnering with Freedom Youth Family Justice Center Inc.

Freedom Youth Family Justice Center is Open to Partnerships Contact Us Today to Partner with Us!

HOW CAN WE HELP?

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March 20, 2022

Let Go of Shame to Reap the Reward of Joy

I realized that shame can be a major deterrent in the lives of survivors in fact it's one of the major reasons why survivors of sexual and physical crimes have a hard time sharing their story. When someone has shame, they are hurting themselves internally, blaming themselves for the events that caused their PTSD and It makes them feel deeply flawed as a human, worthless, and in many cases, unlovable. (Greg W, 2020) It's okay to be vulnerable and allow yourself too just be.  My reasons for writing on this topic are not to focus on shame but to simply provide you with a few tools that may be able to assist you on your journey to healing by allowing yourself to be completely vulnerable and open minded to explore the things that cause you to feel shame so that you can overcome the feeling of shame. 


Overcoming Shame# #1

Revisit your childhood- This might seem easy but it's harder for some people because the past can sometimes be painful. if you are going to revisit the past make sure to assess your readiness to do so to prevent further stress and always seek a mental health professional. 

Overcoming Shame #2

Acknowledge the trauma and triggers- Acknowledging your trauma and the triggers you can help eliminate unnecessary stress which has ability to activate the feeling of shame and overthinking. Triggers are external events or circumstances that may produce very uncomfortable emotional or psychiatric symptoms, such as anxiety, panic, discouragement, despair, or negative self-talk. (Mental Health Net n.d.)

Overcoming Shame #3

Riding Yourself of negative self-talk- Negative self-talk comes from having a fixed mindset. To be an overcomer of shame one must believe that they can achieve a growth mindset. Having a growth mindset builds resilience to setbacks in life and can potentially help you overcome the feeling of shame.