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DeSoto Domestic Violence Advisory Commission

The DeSoto Domestic Violence Advisory Commission (DVAC) was established by ordinance on February 15, 2016 to provide advice and recommendations to the City Council and DeSoto Police Department as to how to improve the City of DeSoto' s response to violence against victims, with a specific focus on successful interventions with children and teens who witness and/ or are victimized by domestic violence, dating violence, and sexual assault.  In addition, DVAC is charged to develop a strategic plan that includes recommendations for successful interventions with children and teens who witness and/ or are victimized by domestic violence.  Furthermore, DVAC will bring together experts, advocates, researchers, and criminal justice professionals for the exchange of innovative ideas and the development of practical solutions to help DeSoto address and prevent these serious problems.

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