All of the scheduled events for the Court of Common Pleas for this afternoon for Sussex County are being rescheduled. Parties should contact the Court for further information.

Delaware State Courts (with the exception of the 24-hour Justice of the Peace Courts) in New Castle and Kent County will be closing today, (Feb. 20, 2019) at 1:30 p.m. due to inclement weather.

Community Court Project

Community Court

State of Delaware Administrative Office of the Courts (Wilmington, DE)


The proposed community court project would serve the entire city of Wilmington (16.94 square miles; Population: 70,851), with an estimated annual caseload of 1,367 cases.

The project would be an intercourt collaboration between the Superior Court, Court of Common Pleas, Family Court and Justice of the Peace Court.

The project will focus services on substance abuse, mental health, housing, life skills and importantly, the creation of job opportunities.

Key partners will include the Judiciary, the Administrative Office of the Courts, the Office of the Attorney General, the Office of Defense Services, the Governor’s Office, the Mayor’s Office, Wilmington City Council, Wilmington Police, New Castle County Police, the Department of Labor, the Division of Substance Abuse and Mental Health, and many more.