(New Castle, DE 19720) Yesterday (October 1st) New Castle County Division of Police Victim Assistance Office Coordinator Doretha (Marki) B. Mosley was awarded the 2020 Vision of Peace Award by the Delaware Coalition Against Domestic Violence (DCADV). During this National Domestic Violence Awareness month, the DCADV held The Purple Ribbon Celebration; a virtual gathering to celebrate the partnership and shared work to prevent and end domestic violence. The Purple Ribbon Celebration also honors local advocates and supporters of domestic violence victims and survivors.
The Vision of Peace Award is presented by DCADV to individuals who have demonstrated leadership and sustained commitment in their efforts to end domestic violence. Awardees are recognized for their significant contributions in the areas of policy, services, or social change advocacy that have led to enhanced safety for victims/survivors of domestic violence and increased offender accountability. These contributions may include changes in laws or policies, increased resources and support for domestic violence services, program innovations, greater public awareness, or efforts toward primary prevention and social change.
Marki B. Mosley has worked in the victim services field for 30 years. She joined New Castle County Division of Police Victim Services Unit as a Victim Services Specialist six months after the program began in 1989 and became the Victim Assistance Office Coordinator in 2018 overseeing all operations and four team members. She continues to serve as a strong voice for victims of domestic violence and other violent crime. Her exceptional ability, personal initiative and total dedication to duty reflected credit upon herself and were in keeping with the highest tradition of selfless dedication to the citizens of New Castle County.