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

Carma Abeita, DV Victim & Witness Advocate
Office of the Prosecutor | 480-789-7678

Carmela Quitugua, Director
Wassaja Family Services | 480-789-7990

Thomas Gonzales, Acting Chief of Police
Ft. McDowell Police Department

Marissa Flores, Youth Council Coordinator
Education Services | 480-789-7154

Chrystal Proctor, Administrative Assistant to Chief of Police/Records
Ft. McDowell Police Department | 480-789-7509

Janel Sheperd, Social Worker
Wassaja Family Services | 480-789-7990

Julie Wilkens, Chief Prosecutor
Office of the Prosecutor | 480-789-7676

Stephanie Beebe, Sergeant
Fort McDowell Police Department | 480-789-7517

Jennifer Whitesinger, Foster Care Specialist
Wassaja Family Services | 480-479-7989

Gabriela Balderas, Youth Council Coordinator
Education Department | 480-789-7154