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THE DELAWARE SUPREME COURT TASK FORCE ON CRIMINAL JUSTICE AND MENTAL HEALTH


TASK FORCE CHAIRS:

Hon. Henry duPont Ridgely
Supreme Court of Delaware

Hon. Jan R. Jurden
Superior Court of Delaware

TASK FORCE SUBCOMMITTEES AND CHAIRS:

Communication, Collaboration, and Resource Allocation Subcommittee

  Chair: Hon. Jan R. Jurden  
  Judge, Superior Court of Delaware  
     
Education, Prevention, and Victims’ Rights Subcommittee

  Chair: Dwight F. Holden  
  Director of Victim Services, Department of Correction  
 
Identification, Assessment and Treatment Subcommittee

  Chair: Dr. Carol Tavani, MD, MS, DFAPA  
  Executive Director, Christiana Psychiatric Services  
 
Juvenile Subcommittee

  Chair: Hon. Jan R. Jurden  
  Judge, Superior Court of Delaware  
 
Mental Health Courts Subcommittee

  Chair: Hon. Joseph F. Flickinger, III  
  Judge, Delaware Court of Common Pleas  
     
TASK FORCE MEMBERS

JUDICIAL BRANCH

Hon. Andrea Maybee Freud
Commissioner, Superior Court of Delaware

Hon. Alicia B. Howard
Commissioner, Superior Court of Delaware

Hon. Loretta M. Young
Commissioner, Family Court of Delaware

Hon. Deborah Ann McNesby
Justice of the Peace, Justice of the Peace Court

LEGISLATIVE BRANCH

Delaware Senate
     Hon. Margaret Rose Henry
     Hon. Liane M. Sorenson

Delaware House of Representatives
     Hon. Deborah Hudson
     Hon. Helene M. Keeley

EXECUTIVE BRANCH

Delaware Health and Social Services
     Hon. Rita Landgraf, Cabinet Secretary
     Kevin Huckshorn, RN, MSN, CAP, ICA DC, Director, Division of Substance Abuse and Mental Health
     Susan McLaughlin, Director, Treatment Access Center (TASC)

Department of Correction
     Thomas Carroll, Deputy Commissioner
     Vinnie Faber, Treatment Administrator
     Georgiana Staley, Senior Probation Officer

Department of Education
     Dr. Michael R. Owens, Associate Secretary of Education

Department of Justice
     Patricia Dailey Lewis, Esq., Director of Family Division

Department of Safety and Homeland Security
    Terry L. Pepper, Deputy Principal Assistant

Department of Services for Children, Youth, and Their Families
     Hon. Vivian Medinilla, Cabinet Secretary
     Susan A. Cycyk, M.Ed., Director, Division of Child Mental Health Services

Office of the Public Defender
     Brian J. Bartley, Esq., Division Head, Videophone Unit
     Kerry M. Ferriter, Supervisor, Psycho-Forensic Evaluation Unit
     Dawn M. Williams, Esq., Supervising Attorney, Family Court

COMMUNITY TASK FORCE MEMBERS

Dr. Janet Kramer, Board Chair, Delaware Center for Justice
James Lafferty, Director, Mental Health Association in Delaware (MHA)
Patricia McDowell, Director of Programs, National Alliance on Mental Illness in Delaware (NAMI)

ADVISORY SUBCOMMITTEE MEMBERS

Dr. Gerard Gallucci, Medical Director, Dept. of Substance Abuse and Mental Health
Barbara Hanson, Director, Division of Social Services
Eliza Hirst, Esq., Community Legal Aid Society, Inc.
Ronald Keen, Criminal Justice Senior Planner, Criminal Justice Council
Christian Kervick, Criminal Justice Planning Coordinator, Criminal Justice Council
Dr. Abraham Mensch, Psychologist
Lisa A. Minutola, Esq., Chief of Legal Services, Office of the Public Defender
Michelle S. Nardozzi, Esq., Assistant Public Defender, Office of the Public Defender
Dr. Clarence Watson, Psychiatrist, Delaware Psychiatric Center

TASK FORCE STAFF

Hon. Patricia W. Griffin, State Court Administrator
Amy Quinlan, Esq., Deputy State Court Administrator
Carmen Facciolo, Special Projects Analyst, Administrative Office of the Courts


For more information about the Delaware Supreme Court’s Criminal Justice and Mental Health Task Force,
please contact Amy Quinlan at the Administrative Office of the Courts, (302) 255-0098 or Amy.Quinlan@state.de.us.


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