About Us

Delaware County Women Against Rape (DCWAR) is a private non-profit agency founded in 1974. DCWAR provides comprehensive direct services to any victim of rape, other sexual assault, and other serious crimes, and to significant persons in the victim's life. In addition, DCWAR provides education programs to schools and community groups, as well as training for allied professionals, such as police, emergency responders, and medical personnel, both to increase community awareness of the impact of crime on victims, and to develop prevention strategies.

DCWAR Fact Sheet
Form 990 2018-2019
Report on audit of financial statements

Board of Directors

Juan Salcedo

Chief David M. Splain
1st Vice President

Linda DeMeglio
2nd Vice President

Osceola E. Williams

Kimberly Marucci, EdD

Jeanne L. Frantz

Captain Laura D. Hartshorn

Timothy Huke

Sheldon A. Kovach, JD

Colleen Lelli, EdD

Dianne Outland, MSW

Rina F. Vassallo, EdD

Sophia Zouras

Staff Management

Karen Hosler Kispert, PhD, Executive Director

Candice Linehan, MSW, LSW, Assistant Executive Director

Dana Leahan, Director, Crime Victims Services

Jennifer DiPillo, Esq., Director, Crime Victims Law Project

Kim Jester, Director, Education Department