In 2005, Deldelp’s family was rocked when her cousin murdered her aunt (his mother) after suffering a mental breakdown. Knowing their relative needed treatment for schizophrenia, the family became his defense team. They convinced the District Attorney to drop the death penalty and instead place the young man in a mental health facility, where he remains today. Deldelp now works with victims in the Bay Area. She speaks English and Spanish and has been interviewed by publications (e.g., San Francisco Chronicle), local radio and numerous Spanish-language radio and TV programs.