Posted: April 8, 2003
NEW CHILD PROTECTION CHAIR
DOVER -- Governor Ruth Ann
Minner announced Tuesday she has appointed Jennifer Barber as the
new chair of Delaware’s Child Protection Accountability Commission.
Barber will replace Lynne Howard, who recently resigned after
serving for more than two years as chair of the commission.
The Child Protection
Accountability Commission was established to oversee and coordinate
the state’s efforts to prevent, treat, and prosecute child abuse and
child neglect. It has membership from the public and private
sectors, and staff support is provided by the Office of the Child
“I would like to thank Lynne
Howard for the outstanding service she provided to this state’s
children,” Gov. Minner said. “I look forward to equally capable
leadership from Jennifer Barber. I believe Jennifer’s wide-ranging
experience with abused and neglected children will help her to be an
effective chair for this important commission.”
Barber has a wealth of
experience in the fields of child abuse and child neglect. She began
her legal career as project coordinator for the Domestic Violence
Coordinating Council, and then became director of legal affairs for
Delaware’s Family Court system. In 1999, Barber became deputy legal
counsel to Governor Thomas R. Carper, and in that position, drafted
legislation for the state in the areas of adoption and termination
of parental rights.
Barber is currently an
attorney with the law firm of Wolf, Block, Schorr and Solis-Cohen.
While in private practice, Barber has continued to serve the state
in many capacities, including membership on the Violence Against
Women Implementation Committee and the Delaware Coalition Against
Domestic Violence, and chairmanship of the Governor’s Synar Advisory
Committee, which oversees enforcement of laws governing youth access
to tobacco. She is also vice-chair of the Delaware State Bar
Association’s Women and the Law Section.
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