The event will begin at 1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 21, at Allen Jay Preparatory Academy, 1201 E. Fairfield Drive, High Point, N.C. This event is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be Domestic Violence: Questions, Answers & How It’s Reported will be moderated by Chisa Pennix-Brown.
Pennix-Brown has more than 13 years of experience in business coaching, community outreach and social media insight. She is an active TABJ member, president of the Piedmont-Triad Chapter of National Black MBA, and CEO of Lady Bizness, Inc. As moderator, Pennix-Brown will lead a discussion with panelists who bring unique perspectives to our conversation.
ToshaMakia Acevado is a former morning radio show host, model, singer and entrepreneur. The Connecticut
Native is a domestic violence survivor. She now resides in Greensboro and volunteers to help domestic
violence victims. Acevado also works as a personal trainer.
Julie Grant is co-anchor of the FOX8 Morning News. She has worked as a morning news anchor in
Steubenville, OH. Most recently, she was an Assistant District Attorney in Allegheny County, PA. Grant,
who received her Juris Doctor degree from the University of Akron (OH), has experience with prosecuting
domestic violence cases, felony and misdemeanor offenses.
High Point Police Department's Domestic Violence Initiative is unique because, unlike traditional law
enforcement agencies, it doesn't just focus on victims but also focuses on offenders as well. The effort is to get offenders from repeating their behaviors. The program has earned national recognition and officers from other states have visited in an effort to model HPPD's program.
Family Service of the Piedmont is the largest, private non-profit agency serving children and families in
Guilford County. It is focused on building safe and healthy family and strong communities. The organization’s areas of service include, but are not limited to, counseling, victim services, prevention and community education.
The Sherri Denese Jackson Foundation for the Prevention of Domestic Violence, Inc. is named, in part, for a young woman who found herself a victim of domestic violence with nowhere to go for help. Her abuser took ultimately took her life and hid her body for 19 months. SDJF strives to save the lives of men, women and children who are faced with domestic violence.
Participate in the conversation by following TABJ on Twitter (@TriadABJ) and the hashtag #TABJonDV.