Jenna Milecki has been the Unit Head of the Domestic Violence Unit at Delaware’s Department of Justice since October 2019. Since taking on this role, she has transformed the way that domestic violence is prosecuted in Delaware. She is an active participant in the DVCC’s Family Justice Center project, serving as one of the Co-Chairs of the Law Enforcement Work Group. Jenna regularly trains police and allied professionals on investigating domestic violence, strangulation and stalking, and has helped shape protocols and legislation to improve Delaware’s laws and criminal justice process. Jenna has engaged in all of these activities while also maintaining a heavy felony level prosecution caseload, and supervising and training a unit of prosecutors, paralegals, and administrative assistants.
Jennifer Kutney-Soper said “She works closely with the victim services specialists in the DV unit and has an amazing ability to connect with victims to help them feel safe and heard during an incredibly traumatic process.”
Attorney General Kathy Jennings said “I’ve worked with many domestic violence prosecutors over the years and gotten to know each of them. It is impossible to overstate the level of skill, resilience, and emotional intelligence we demand from them for the good of the state. Through all my years with the DOJ, Jenna has been among the best to take on the job. Our State has asked a great deal of her in the name of justice for survivors; without fail, she has answered the call. She has earned our gratitude, and consideration for this award.”
The DVCC presented Jenna with this award during the Governor’s Proclamation signing for Domestic Violence Awareness Month on October 27, 2023.