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Office of the Child Advocate: Child Protection Accountability Commission
CPAC Membership


The Delaware Child Protection Accountability Commission is hereby established. The Commission shall consist of 20 members with the at-large members and the Chair appointed by the Governor, shall be staffed by the Office of the Child Advocate and shall be comprised of the following:

Statutory Role


Secretary of Services for Children, Youth and Their Families
16 Del. C. § 912(a)(1)

The Honorable Jennifer Ranji
Secretary, DSCYF

Director of the Division of Family Services
16 Del. C. § 912(a)(2)

Dr. Victoria Kelly
Director, DFS

Two Representatives from the Attorney’s General Office
16 Del. C. § 912(a)(3)

Patricia Dailey Lewis, Esquire Deputy Attorney General Director, Family Division

Kathy Jennings, Esquire Deputy Attorney General Director, Criminal Division

Two Members of the Family Court
16 Del. C. § 912(a)(4)

The Honorable Chandlee Johnson Kuhn
Chief Judge, Family Court

The Honorable Joelle Hitch
Judge, Family Court

One Member of the House of Representatives
16 Del. C. § 912(a)(5)

The Honorable Melanie George Smith
Delaware State Representative

One Member of the Senate
16 Del. C. § 912(a)(6)

The Honorable Patricia Blevins
Delaware State Senator

Chair of the Child Placement Review Board
16 Del. C. § 912(a)(7)

Carolyn Walker
Chair, CPRB

Secretary of the Department of Education
16 Del. C. § 912(a)(8)

The Honorable Mark Murphy
Secretary, DOE

Mary Kate McLaughlin
Chief of Staff

Director of Prevention and Behavioral Health Services
16 Del. C. § 912(a)(9)

Susan Cycyk
Director, CMH

Chair of the Domestic Violence Coordinating Council
16 Del. C. § 912(a)(10)

The Honorable Patricia Blevins
Chair, DVCC

Bridget Poulle
Executive Director, DVCC

At-large Member – Medical Community
16 Del. C. § 912(a)(11)

Allan DeJong, M.D.
Medical Director, Children at Risk, CARE Program, DuPont Hospital for Children

At-large Member – Interagency Committee on Adoption
16 Del. C. § 912(a)(11)

Mary Lou Edgar
Member of IACOA

At-large Members – Law Enforcement
16 Del. C. § 912(a)(11)

Colonel Nathaniel McQueen
Superintendent, Division of State Police

Captain Robert McLucas
New Castle County Police Department

At-large Members – Child Protection Community
16 Del. C. § 912(a)(11)

C. Malcolm Cochran, IV, Esquire
CPAC Chair

Randall Williams
Executive Director, Children’s Advocacy Center

Ellen Levin

Janice Mink


Statutory Role


CPAC Executive Director
16 Del. C. § 912(b)

Tania M. Culley, Esquire
Child Advocate, Office of the Child Advocate

CPAC Staff
16 Del. C. § 912(a)

Molly Dunson
Office Manager, Office of the Child Advocate

Rosalie Morales
Program Administrator, Office of the Child Advocate

Jessica Begley
CJA Training Coordinator


Frequently Needed Forms

History, Statutes & Statutory Mission

Citizen Review Panel
Children's Justice Act Taskforce
Committees and Initiatives
CPAC Member Agency Reports and Statistics
CPAC Reports & Publications

Upcoming Meetings

Child Welfare Trainings/Web Based Information

How to Contact the Office of the Child Advocate:
900 King Street, Suite 210
Wilmington, DE 19801
Voice (302) 255-1730
Fax (302) 577-6831
6 West Market Street, Suite 1
Georgetown, DE 19947
Voice (302) 856-5720
Fax (302)856-5722