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A Journey to Justice: A Path Forward


Aug 4, 2020 05:40 PM

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LaKresha Moultrie
General Council @Delaware State University
LaKresha Roberts Moultrie has led a career dedicated to serving Delaware’s community. She currently serves as Vice President of Legal Affairs, General Counsel & Chief Enterprise Risk Officer at Delaware State University. The University is a nationally top-ranked public, Historically Black College or University (HBCU) that serves a large population of in-state and first-generation college students. As General Counsel, LaKresha provides legal counsel to the University’s Board of Trustees and executive leadership team, and she uses her legal expertise to assist the University in assessing potential risks and manage critical issues. Prior to assuming her role at the University, LaKresha’s entire career was spent at the Delaware Department of Justice where she began as an entry-level prosecutor and progressed to second in command of the entire office. She was the first African American female to serve as Chief Deputy Attorney General.
Haneef Salaam
@Wilmington Hope Commission
Mr. Haneef Salaam is a native Delawarean born and raised in Wilmington. He is engaged in empowering the community and very passionate about helping individuals released from prison become positive and productive community members after making that change himself. Mr. Salaam has worked with government and non-profit agencies focused on prisoner reentry for the past 10 years; holding positions such as President of the Delaware Reentry Consortium and Community Facilitator for I-ADAPT, the Governor’s reentry initiative. He also started Building Success, LLC a small business that provides consultation and program planning for non-profits. He is now an In-Reach Coordinator for the Hope Commission at the Achievement Center. Mr. Salaam is passionate about helping disadvantaged populations find solutions and ways to overcome their barriers to success. In his free time Mr. Salaam volunteers for with the Smart Justice Coalition, and is a community advocate in Wilmington.
Melissa Pennachi
@Victims Rights Task Force
Melissa Pennachi is the Co-Chair of the Delaware Victims’ Rights Task Force in addition to her full time position as the Victim Services Coordinator for Newark Police Department. The task force is comprised of victim advocates, state and local government agencies, and nonprofit agencies that work directly with crime victims and survivors. Our goals are to improve and expand services to victims of crime, increase public awareness of victim rights and services, and to ensure equitable treatment of victims, survivors, and witness by the criminal justice system. In her role at Newark, she provides trauma informed crisis intervention and follow up for victims. She advocates for victims within the system and helps victims and families link to the right resources as they move forward from the crime or traumatic incident.