Domestic Violence
Coordinating Council (DVCC)

Mission Statement & Council Members

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Domestic Violence Coordinating Council

Mission Statement

The Domestic Violence Coordinating Council (DVCC) is a state agency legislatively created to improve Delaware’s response to domestic violence and sexual assault. The DVCC brings together all stakeholders including service providers, policy-level officials and community partners to eradicate domestic violence. The DVCC is committed to leading the nation through innovative legislative action, community education and an outstanding coordinated system response to violence in families and the community.

Council Members

(Title 13 Section 2102)

Hon. Michael Newell
Chief Judge, Family Court

Hon. Robert M. Coupe
Secretary, Dept. of Safety & Homeland Security
Vice Chair


Hon. Catherine L. Cloutier
Member, Senate


Hon. Nicole Poore
Member, Senate


Rep. Krista Griffith
Member, House of Representatives


Rep. Michael Smith
Member, House of Representatives

Hon. Jan R. Jurden
President Judge, Superior Court

Hon. Carl C. Danberg
Judge, Court of Common Pleas

Hon. Kathy Jennings
Delaware Attorney General

Hon. Brendan J. O’Neill
Chief Defender

Hon. Robert M. Coupe
Secretary, Dept. of Safety & Homeland Security

Hon. Claire DeMatteis
Commissioner, Dept. of Correction

Hon. Josette Manning
Secretary, Dept. of Children Youth & Family Services

Dr. Margaret Chou
Representative, Healthcare Community

Diane Glenn
At-Large Member

Laura Graham, Esq.
At-Large Member

Ariana Langford
At-Large Member

Jennifer Naccarelli, Ph.D.
At-Large Member

Cpl./3 Adrienne Owen
Representing, Law Enforcement

Hon. Vincent J. Poppiti
At-Large Member


Staff Members

Maureen Monagle
Executive Director
Natasha Smith
Senior Administrator
Dayna Belfiore
Criminal Justice Senior Planner


Tracie Dixon-Stanley
Administrative Specialist III

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