Our Members

The FMYN Domestic Violence Action Team (DVAT) is made up of members of the various departments listed below. These individuals have come together to tackle serious issues that negatively affect the health and well-being of our community.

Our Mission

“Fort McDowell Yavapai Nation Domestic Violence Action Team is dedicated to promoting healthy relationships and preserving traditions of mutual respect and healing.”

Meet Our Domestic Violence Victim / Witness Advocate

The Office of the Prosecutor welcomes Nataša Pavlina to the Nation!  Nataša is the Nation’s Domestic Violence Victim / Witness Advocate.  Nataša was born in Bosnia and Herzegovina, and migrated to Germany.  Nataša then immigrated to the United States.  She was taught from a young age to care for the most vulnerable in her community.  Nataša grew up in a law enforcement and military family and followed that upbringing to a career protecting children.  Nataša also LOVES our furry companions and has dedicated her life to advocate for animal welfare.

And since we’re on the topic of victims’ rights, have you ever wondered what the Nation’s Law and Order Code says about the rights of crime victims?  Pursuant to Article III, Rule 100 of the Law and Order Code, victims are afforded numerous protections which preserve and protect their rights to justice and due process.  Perhaps most importantly, victims have the right to be notified of the status of the case and have the right to be heard at court proceedings.  In addition, victims have the right to be heard and to submit an impact statement at sentencing, after a defendant is convicted.

If you have any questions or concerns about victims’ rights, or anything else related to the criminal justice field, please feel free to stop in for a cup of coffee and some good conversation.  We look forward to seeing you!

National Events

  • January is Stalking Awareness Month | Slavery & Human Trafficking Prevention Month
  • February is National Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month
  • March 13 is National Bystander Awareness Day
  • April is National Sexual Assault Awareness Month | National Child Abuse Prevention Month
  • May 5th is Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women (MMIW) Awareness Day
  • June is LGBT Pride Month
  • June 15 is World Elder Abuse Awareness Day
  • July 30th is World Human Trafficking Awareness Day
  • October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month | National Bullying Prevention Month

Contact Us

In emergency situations always call 911. For non-emergency help or advice call the Fort McDowell Yavapai Nation Victim Advocate Line at 480-789-7672 (Mon-Thurs 8:00 am to 4:30 pm) or email Natasa Pavlina at npavlina@fmyn.org. Evenings, weekends and holidays call the Police Department at 480 837-1091