District Attorney

Contact Information

Wayne County Courthouse
925 Court Street
Honesdale, PA 18431

Phone: 570-253-4912
Fax: 570-253-5902

District Attorney

Janine Edwards 

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Assistant District Attorneys

Patrick L. Robinson – 1st Assistant District Attorney

Shelley Robinson – Asst. District Attorney

Deb Rothenberg – Asst. District Attorney

A.G. Howell – Asst. District Attorney

Office of Victim/Witness Program

Melinda Card – Coordinator


Peter Hower – Chief County Detective

Michael McMorrow – County Detective

Bobby Joe Benderky — County Detective

Jamie Schultz – County Detective

Clerical Staff

Phaedra Hall – Chief Clerk

Nancy Schilling

Lisa Eldred

Pam McDonald

Tiffany Korb

Office of Victim/Witness


The Victim Witness Program in Wayne County serves to inform and educate crime victims of their rights.  It provides victims the opportunity to take an active role in decisions related to how their case is handled. This enables victims to receive justice and begin the healing process to restore their lives, as much as possible, to the pre-crime emotional status and also their economic status through restitution and compensation programs.

Victims of crime have the right to receive basic information concerning the services that are available to them through the program. Some of these services offered are:

  • The victim receiving notification of certain significant actions and court proceedings within the criminal and juvenile justice systems pertaining to their case
  • Accompaniment to criminal and juvenile proceedings
  • Opportunity to offer prior comment on the droppings of charges and sentencing of a defendant, or the disposition of a juvenile offender
  • Inmate release or escape notification
  • Assistance in completing compensation forms.

Victim/Witness Brochure

Financial Impact Worksheet

Victim Impact Statement Form

Child Victim Impact Statement Form

Victim Response Form

Staff: Melinda Card, Victim/Witness Coordinator (570) 253-5970 ext. 2230 MCard@waynecountypa.gov.

Wayne County Drug Task Force


The Wayne County Drug Task Force was created to combat drug activities in our community.  The task force is funded in part by the Pennsylvania Office of the Attorney General.  Since taking office in January of 2012, the District Attorney took a tough stance on drug crimes and actively pursues and prosecutes all selling, manufacturing, distributing and drug use in Wayne County.  There have been two law enforcement “sweeps” focused primarily on the arrests of drug dealers and users in this area in 2012 and 2013.  Both were performed with the assistance to the Wayne County Drug Task Force by the Pennsylvania State Police, Honesdale, Waymart, Lehigh and Hawley Borough Police Departments and the Wayne County Sheriff’s Department.

If you have information about drug activity you can call (570) 253-5970 ext. 2255

OR TIP 24/7 AT 570-391-0657 or EMAIL AT drugtips@co.wayne.pa.us