Last updated on: 2/4/2008 | Author: ProCon.org

Breaking Free, Inc. Biography

Position:
Con to the question "Should Prostitution Be Legal?"
Reasoning:

“We understand prostitution as a vicious cycle of violence, incarceration, and addiction. We understand how repeated experiences of violence undermine women’s and girls’ capacities to avoid further victimization and how prostitution distorts the lives of prostituted women and girls.”

www.breakingfree.net (accessed Apr. 20, 2007)

Theoretical Expertise Ranking:
  Organizations/VIPs/Others
Individuals and organizations that do not fit into the other star categories.
Description:

“Breaking Free, Inc., was established in October 1996, by Vednita Carter, Executive Director, as a non-profit organization, serves women and girls involved in systems of prostitution/sex trafficking and other battered women who have been involved in the criminal justice system.”

www.breakingfree.net (accessed Apr. 20, 2007)

Mission:
  • “To expose prostitution as violence against women.
  • To educate the community about the effects of commercial sexual exploitation on women and girls.
  • To provide supportive services to prostituted women/youth to premit escape from violence and exploitation.
  • To operate within a culturally appropriate and age and gender-specific context
  • To provide Supportive and Transitional Housing and rental assistance to our target population”

www.breakingfree.net (accessed Apr. 20, 2007)

Other:
501(c)(3) nonprofit
Quoted in:
  1. What Is Prostitution?