Jennifer Soisson is a graduate of St. Francis University in Loretto, Pa., with a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education. She is a community education specialist for Domestic Violence Services of Southwestern PA.
Because of her background, Soisson believes that education and awareness are two of the most important components in ending domestic violence.
She presents programs at schools, agencies, churches and businesses, and she speaks to local civic groups throughout Fayette County.
Since assuming the position of education specialist she has spoken on many topics, such as the effect of violence on children, safe dating, bullying and domestic violence.
In her programs, Soisson emphasizes the signs and signals that indicate there is a problem within the relationship and then educates on how to work toward a solution and, ultimately, violence-free relationships.
Sept. 18: FBI — Cyber crime and child exploitation
Sept. 25: Canine police
Oct 2: Pennsylvania State Police — Accident reconstruction
Oct 23: Annual Homeland and International Security Conference
Oct 30: Pat Picciarelli — Private investigator and crime novelist
Nov. 6: State and federal probation