Navigating a Domestic Violence Case Through the Criminal Justice System: How System Based Advocates Can Support Victims and Work Collaboratively with Community Partners
During this session you will learn the roles of criminal justice system-based victim services available to victims in Delaware. This session will have a panel with representatives from Newark Police Department Victim Services, Delaware Attorney General’s Office Domestic Violence Unit Victim Services, and Department of Correction Victim Services. The panel will discuss how cases move through the system and services that are available, from an initial report to law enforcement through corrections. This session will highlight victim services professionals working together to meet the individual needs of a survivor.
Erin Connelly, Victim Services Coordinator, Delaware Department of Correction
Jenn Kutney-Soper, Victim/Witness Social Worker, Domestic Violence Unit, Delaware Office of the Attorney General
Melissa Pennachi, Victim Services Coordinator, Newark Police Department
This program is funded through the Delaware Criminal Justice Council by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families, Family Violence Prevention and Services Program.