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. Catherine L. Cloutier
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. Brendan J. O’Neill
Chief Defender

Hon. Nathaniel McQueen, Jr.
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

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

Hon. Vincent J. Poppiti
At-Large Member



Staff Members

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

Amanda Alcaraz
Trainer/Educator II

Administrative Specialist III

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