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

Laura Graham, Esq.
At-Large Member
Vice Chair


Hon. Ernesto Lopez
Member, Senate


Hon. Nicole Poore
Member, Senate


Hon. Krista Griffith
Member, House of Representatives


Hon. 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. Kevin O’Connell
Chief Defender


Hon. Nathaniel McQueen, Jr.
Secretary, Dept. of Safety & Homeland Security

Hon. Monroe B. Hudson, Jr.
Commissioner, Dept. of Correction

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

Josephine Mokonogho, MD
Representative, Healthcare Community

Debra Reed
At-Large Member

Ariana Langford
At-Large Member

Jennifer Naccarelli, Ph.D.
At-Large Member

Prof. Dana Harrington Conner
At-Large Member


Master Corporal Andrea Warfel
Representing, Law Enforcement

Claire DeMatteis, Esq.
At-Large Member



Staff Members

Maureen Monagle
Executive Director
Amanda Levering
Senior Administrator
Crystal Dalton
Planner IV

Amanda Alcaraz
Trainer/Educator II


Stacey Burrell
Administrative Specialist III


Timothy Valeski
Domestic Violence High Risk Team Coordinator


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