State of Delaware

The project in Delaware is statewide, encompassing all three counties. Delaware has a unified family court with a total of 17 judges and 16 commissioners. The project scope includes both custody/visitation cases and child-related relief in protection from abuse orders. Intense data collection efforts, including courthouse walkthroughs, a case file review, and focus groups, was followed by a comprehensive report and several recommendations. Following a facilitated discussion of the report, several of the recommendations are being implemented, including trainings, revisions to the protection order process, and revisions to the mediation process.

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Addie P. Asay, Esq.
Director of Legal Affairs, Family Court
500 N. King Street
Suite 3500
Wilmington, DE 19801

Eleanor Torres, JD
Counsel to the Chief Judge
Family Court of the State of Delaware
Wilmington, DE

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