Michael Newell Family Court offers update on its improvements By Sarah Mueller • Oct 12, 2018 Sarah Mueller Gov. John Carney and other state officials heard more about work to improve Delaware’s Family Court Tuesday. Delaware received a $400,000 federal grant to help victims of domestic violence in 2013. That funding ends this month. Listen Listening... / 7:47 Delaware Public Media's Sarah Mueller interviews Clarie DeMatteis about efforts to improve Delaware Family Court. Newell chosen to lead Delaware Family Court By James Dawson • May 27, 2015 Delaware State Courts Gov. Jack Markell (D) announced his nomination to lead Delaware’s Family Court system Wednesday, tapping current Family Court Judge Michael Newell. If confirmed by the state Senate, Newell would replace outgoing Chief Judge Chandlee Kuhn.