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See more information, minutes, and agendas for the two subcommittees of the DVSAC.

Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Resources and Assistance

The DVSAC voted at the July 2023 meeting to establish the following two subcommittees: The Policy and Funding Subcommittee and; Training Subcommittee.

About the Policy and Funding Subcommittee

The Policy and Funding Subcommittee of the Domestic Violence Commission is responsible for developing and advocating for policies, legislation, and funding initiatives that address domestic violence, promote survivor-centered approaches, and enhance the effectiveness of support services.

Official Membership

  • Stacy Burleson, DVSAC Co-Chair and Executive Director of Women in Leadership
  • Jodie Jaramillo, Director of Crisis Services at Rape Crisis Center of Central New Mexico
  • Victoria LeBlanc, Deputy District Attorney of Policy and Planning at the Second Judicial District Attorney’s Office
  • Cecily Barker, Investigative Bureau Deputy Chief of Albuquerque Police Department
  • Jeffery Bustamante, Deputy Director of Albuquerque Community Safety Department
  • Ellen Braden, Public Health Initiatives Manager of Health, Housing & Homelessness Department
  • Beatriz Valencia, Office of Immigrant and Refugee Affairs Liaison of the Office of Equity and Inclusion
  • Isez Roybal, Policy Advisor of the Mayor’s Office

Meeting Information

The Policy and Funding Subcommittee will meet on the 4th Wednesday of every month from 8:30 A.M. to 9:30 AM. This meeting is closed to the public, no minutes will be posted for these subcommittee meetings.

About the Training Subcommittee

The Training Subcommittee of the Domestic Violence Commission is responsible for developing and implementing comprehensive training programs aimed at raising awareness, educating stakeholders, and data centered approaches to promote effective responses to domestic violence within the community. 

Official Membership

  • Sara “Bonnie” Escobar, Training Subcommittee Chair and Executive Director of Enlace Comunitario
  • Desiree Trujillo, Training Subcommittee Co-Chair and Bernalillo County Sheriff’s Office
  • Teresa Garcia, DVSAC Chair
  • Chearie Alipat, Prevention and Healing Coordinator at New Mexico Asian Family Center
  • Jolene Holgate, Acting Executive Director of Coalition to Stop Violence Against Native Women 
  • Shannon Lowry, Executive Director of Albuquerque Sexual Assault Nurse Examiners
  • Jay Ratliff, CID Special Victims Section Deputy Commander of Albuquerque Police Department
  • Autumn Neas, Special Victims Unit Sergeant of Bernalillo County Sheriff’s Office
  • Amber Chavez Baker, Second Judicial District Family Court Judge
  • Natividad Posada, Metro, Protective Services NE, and NW Field Deputy Director of Children, Youth & Families Department
  • Jenny Bartos, Advocacy and Education Director of The Arc of New Mexico
  • Christopher Sotelo, Human Resources Deputy Chief of Albuquerque Fire Rescue Department

Meeting Information

The Training Subcommittee will meet on the 4th Monday of every month from 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM. Meeting Dates for 2023 include: August 28, September 25, October 23, November 27, December 25.  

Location: Location: City Hall, 4th Floor, West Conference Room (nearest to Room 4072) – 1 Civic Plaza NW, Albuquerque, NM. View City Hall on a map; or Join the meeting on Zoom: Complete required registration to attend via Zoom.

In compliance with OMA, agendas for future meetings are available at least 72 hours prior to the meetings for which they pertain. Draft meeting minutes are available within 10 days of each convening or before the next scheduled quorum, whichever is less. Once approved, board minutes will be added below.

Training Subcommittee Agendas

Previous meeting: Agenda September 25, 2023

Next meeting: Agenda October 23, 2023


  • Minutes Aug. 2023
  • Minutes Sept. 2023
  • Minutes Oct. 2023
  • Minutes Nov. 2023
  • Minutes Dec. 2023