Shannon Cavasos currently serves as the Administrative Director. She assists the Executive Director by ensuring successful day-to-day office management and assists in the oversight of effective operation of direct client services. She has worked in Indigent Defense for over 6 years. Shannon is a graduate from American Military University with a Bachelor of Arts in Legal Studies and is a Certified Court Manager through the National Center for State Courts. She is also a member of the Texas Association for Court Administration.
She began her legal career prior to leaving her 9-year tenure in the United States Air Force as a Survival and Life Support Craftsman and served two combat tours and was invited to join the Wounded Warrior Project prior to discharge. She is a recipient of the United States Air Force Achievement Medal for accomplishments from 2003 to 2006.
Shannon went on to complete a full internship with the Dallas County District Attorney’s in 2012 focusing on Victim Advocacy in Child Abuse. Later to work full-time with the Child Abuse Division as Legal Assistant to the Chief Child Abuse Prosecutor for Dallas County.
Shannon worked for Lubbock County’s Office of Court Administration where she assisted in establishing the Indigent Screening position along with the Texas Indigent Defense Commission. She also coordinated Lubbock County’s Family Law docket and assisted with managing the County’s Temporary Mental Health Commitment Program.