The Ft. McDowell Yavapai Nation Domestic Violence Program


The FMYN Domestic Violence Action Team (DVAT) was founded in 1997, and includes members from various departments who come together to address domestic violence, sexual assault, teen dating violence, and stalking in our community.

If you are in an abusive or violent situation, seek help immediately.

Check out the things you need to know about domestic violence, and be sure to read about safety planning and victims’ rights. Use the contact numbers below to reach us.

The team is dedicated to promoting healthy relationships and preserving traditions of mutual respect and healing. We serve the Fort McDowell Yavapai Nation, tribal and community members, tribal government employees and enterprises. We also provide community education and employee training services.

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Domestic Violence Action Team Members

Natasa Pavlina, DV Victim & Witness Advocate

Gabriela Balderas, Youth Counselor/Education

Victoria Corlett, Education Division Director

Shawn Fuller, Chief Tribal Prosecutor

Devonna Montgomery, CPS/APS/ICWA – WFS

Godfrey Ramirez, Community Health Rep. (CHR) – WHMC

Robert Swinford, Deputy Tribal Prosecutor

Tamara Tuia, Wassaja Services Director, Family Services

Kimberly Whitewater, Detective – FMYN Police Department