Domestic Violence
Coordinating Council (DVCC)

Criminal Justice Committee

Legislation – Enhancing Victim Safety & Protection

The purpose of the Criminal Justice Committee is to continuously review the system responses to domestic violence and sexual assault. The Committee works together to identify and implement improvements to the Criminal Justice system through policy development. This committee brings law enforcement, the courts, advocates and community partners to resolve issues specific to the needs of those affected by domestic violence and sexual assault.

Hon. Jan Jurden,
President Judge, Superior Court

Hon. Brendan O’Neill
Chief Defender

Cpl. / 3 Adrienne Owen
Delaware State Police

Staff Information:
Natasha Smith
(302) 255-0408
See calendar for meeting dates

Enhancing victim safety has always been the highest priority of the DVCC from the initial passage of the Protection From Abuse statute to a multitude of other initiatives designed to increase the safety of domestic violence victims and their families through increase collaboration and enhanced system response.

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