Domestic Violence Advisory Commission

Domestic Violence resources and assistance


• 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 8am on the 2nd Thursday of the month in the Police Department Training Room.

Staff Representative

Lt. Melissa Franks


Sheila Johnson


Council Representative

Councilmember Letitia Hughes