Technology Safety Specialist
Audace began her career as a disability advocate, working for a non-profit organization in New York City named Barrier Free Living. Within her role, she provided case management services and support to survivors that were going through the most difficult time in their lives. In 2010, Audace began working at the Brooklyn District Attorney's Office as a disability advocate within the Victim Services Unit. There she provided supportive counseling and advocacy to survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault, and also guided survivors through the criminal justice process from arraignment to trial. Three years later, Audace was promoted to Teen Services Coordinator of the Teen Dating Violence Program, where she served as the liaison for survivors 24 & under and the New York Police Department (NYPD), courts, Administration for Children Services (ACS), schools and community organizations.
In January 2016, Audace began working at Day One, the only organization in New York City that works solely with young people 24 years old and younger who have experienced dating abuse, sexual assault, and sexual exploitation within relationships. She worked as the Training Coordinator and Advocate, providing trainings to adult professionals around the issue of domestic minor sex trafficking and the intersection of dating abuse. Audace has trained over 4,000 professionals including safety officers, child protective case workers, Department of Education personnel and Domestic Violence Police Officers in New York City. Through her outreach, she has also provided psychoeducational workshops for at-risk youth and foster care parents. Audace also served as a consultant for The New York City Law Department-Queens Corporation Council, providing support and advocacy to survivors and recommendations to attorneys on open cases. Audace is passionate about prevention around the issue of gender-based violence and believes that it is important to strengthen communities through education and awareness.
Audace was born in Guyana and raised in Queens, New York. Her favorite quote is by Frederick Douglass, “It is easier to build strong children than to repair broken men.”