Domestic Violence Advisory Commission

Overview

• Comprised of seven members appointed by the City Council to serve a maximum of three two-year terms. The Commission will also have two members from the DeSoto Police and Clergy (DPAC) and one member from DeSoto Independent School District.

• Provides advice and recommendations to the City Council and DeSoto Police Department on how to improve the city’s response to violence against victims, with a specific focus on successful interventions with children and teens who are witnesses to and/or victimized by domestic violence, dating violence and sexual assault.

• Brings together experts, advocates, researchers and criminal justice professionals for the exchange of innovative ideas and the development of practical solutions to address and prevent domestic violence.

Meeting Schedule



The Commission meets at 12:00pm on the 3rd Thursday of the month in the Police Department Training Room.

Staff Representative



Charlotte Berry
Victims Assistance Coordinator
469-658-3012
cberry@desototexas.gov

Council Representative



Candice Quarles, Place 6
817-793-0918
Cquarles@desototexas.gov