Molly Davis brings juvenile law subject-matter expertise and dedication to working with at-risk youth to the Judicial Commission on Mental Health. Prior to joining the JCMH team in 2020, she served as a prosecutor in the Tarrant County Criminal District Attorney’s Office for 12 years. Ms. Davis was assigned to the Juvenile Division for 6 of those years, handling over 2000 juvenile cases as lead counsel, the majority of which were serious felonies involving matters of mental illness, competency, and complex trauma. During this time, Ms. Davis also served as the program administrator of a juvenile court diversion program for children with sexual behavior problems.
Board Certified in Juvenile Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization since 2017, Ms. Davis is a frequent speaker on juvenile law topics, and she has trained judges, lawyers, probation officers, DFPS employees, and law enforcement officers on juvenile law. She is a current council member of the Juvenile Law Section of the State Bar of Texas.
Ms. Davis received an Honors College Bachelor of Social Work from Michigan State University, and a Juris Doctorate from the University of Dayton School of Law. She enjoys travel and the symphony.