LaKresha Roberts is dedicated to the promise that Delawareans should live in safe communities and experience the best quality of life that the First State has to offer.
As mother of a daughter (and, coming in March, a son as well), LaKresha understands the importance of improving our state to secure a better future for all Delawareans.
LaKresha Roberts has led a career dedicated to service to Delaware’s community that has spanned over a decade. As an attorney, her entire career was spent at the Delaware Department of Justice. Most recently, LaKresha served as the Chief Deputy Attorney General, overseeing the work of all five divisions statewide and assisting in management of the day-to-day operations of the Department. She was also heavily involved in guiding the Department’s legal and policy initiatives at both the state and federal levels. In 2017, she oversaw the development of the “Prescription Opioid and Heroin Addiction Treatment Needs Assessment” which identified deficiencies in the state’s addiction treatment system.
Prior to her appointment as Chief Deputy, LaKresha served as the Director of the Family Division of the Department. As the Director, she oversaw the prosecution of the Division’s most complex cases, while also spearheading policy related to Delaware’s children and families. LaKresha prosecuted cases in every unit of the Family Division – Child Protection, Child Support, Juvenile Delinquency and Domestic Violence. At this pivotal time, with crime rates on the rise and the opioid epidemic impacting many families within our state, Delawareans are in need of a forward-thinking and experienced candidate who will use the Department as a tool to put forth real solutions to these pressing issues.
Volunteer activities are an integral part of serving the community. LaKresha currently serves on the Board of Trustees of Christiana Care and has been a long-time member of the Board of Directors of the Food Bank of Delaware. As a volunteer for the Delaware Futures Program, she mentors economically disadvantaged, college-bound high school students. Her charitable efforts were recognized when she was named as an honoree of The Delaware Business Times’ Class of 2015 “40 Under 40.” As a well-rounded professional and civic-minded individual, she sees the value in community stakeholders working together to achieve common goals – safer communities and a thriving local economy. There are better days ahead for this great state if we work together to realize the possibilities.