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The Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Advisory Council is nine-member committee appointed by the Attorney General. Four of the members are selected from a list of eight nominees provided by the Oklahoma Coalition on Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault and five of the members are selected by the Attorney General from the State of Oklahoma at large; provided, that of the members selected by the Attorney General from the state at large, one member shall be a representative of any domestic violence programs funded through or by the Attorney General, and one member shall be a citizen of this state with expertise in the area of sexual assault services.
The Council selects a chair annually. Appointment to the Council is for two (2) years. The Attorney General appoints persons to fill unexpired terms when necessary.
The duties of the Council are to review rules and overall policies relating to the operation and funding of domestic violence and sexual assault programs in this state and make recommendations to the Attorney General regarding its findings.
Debbie Gitthens, chair, executive director of Women's Service & Family Resouce Center, Chickasha
Teresa Biffle, executive Director of Women’s Haven, Duncan
Shawna Cleary, assistant professor at University of Central Oklahoma, Edmond
Jim Cox, executive director of the Oklahoma Association of Chiefs of Police, Del City
The Honorable Donald Deason, district judge, Oklahoma City
Dawn Hoedebeck, executive director of Marshall County Family and Support Services
Ann Lowrance, instructor at Oklahoma State University, Oklahoma City
Patricia Mitchell, shelter director of the YWCA in Enid
Jacqueline Steyn, director of counseling and advocacy at the YWCA of Oklahoma City