Domestic Violence Advisory Commission

Domestic Violence resources and assistance
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 8:00AM on the 2nd Thursday of the month in the Police Department Training Room.

Commission Chair
Commissioner Shanika Davis
(Contact via a Staff Representative)

Staff Representatives
Lt. Melissa Franks
469.501.1847
MFranks@desototexas.gov

Sheila Johnson
469.501.1832
SJohnson@desototexas.gov

Council Representative
Councilmember Letitia Hughes
469.580.0206
LHughes@desototexas.gov
Members
Dick North
Place 1
Initial Appointment: 10/23
Current Term Expires: 09/25

Vacant
Place 2
Initial Appointment: 
Current Term Expired: 9/23

Shanika Davis

Place 3
Initial Appointment: 1/23
Current Term Expires: 9/25
  
Marquitta Hawthorne
Place 4
Initial Appointment: 4/23
Current Term Expires: 4/25
 
T. Maxine Woods-McMillan
Place 5
Initial Appointment: 10/23
Current Term Expires: 9/25

Cassandra Wesley
Place 6
Initial Appointment: 09/20
Current Term Expires: 9/24

Sharon Temple
Place 7
Initial Appointment: 11/20
Current Term Expires: 9/24

Stacey Davis
DeSoto Police/Clergy Appointment
Initial Appointment: 02/17
Current Term Expires: 9/24

Vacant
DeSoto Police/Clergy Appointment
Initial Appointment:
Current Term Expires: 

Melanie Joshua
DeSoto ISD Appointment
Initial Appointment: 01/22
Current Term Expires: 9/24
2023

12/14/23 Regular Meeting Agenda Minutes
11/09/23 Cancelled Meeting - Quorum Agenda
10/12/23 Regular Meeting Agenda
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2022

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2021

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2020

12/10/20 Regular Meeting Agenda More...
2024

01/11/24 Regular Meeting Agenda
02/08/2024 Agenda
2024