A partnership of government, education, and health care leaders has been awarded a $4 million federal grant that will build on Governor Jack Markell’s push to improve opportunities for some of Delaware’s most disadvantaged youth.
Joined by state juvenile justice and education leaders at the Delaware Children’s Department’s newly completed educational facility on Faukland Road, Governor Jack Markell established the Youth Re-Entry Education Task Force.
Having made early childhood services a priority of his administration, Governor Markell announced enhancements designed to help more early childhood programs receive high ratings and make it easier for kids from low-income families to get the best care.
Governor Markell mandated a thorough review of Delaware laws and regulations that determine when background checks are necessary for individuals who work with children.
Governor Jack Markell, Secretary Jennifer Ranji of the Delaware Children’s Department, her staff, and nearly 70 other special guests braved the cold on Thursday, December 12th for a ribbon cutting ceremony to officially open the Department’s new Juvenile Multi-Purpose Education Facility. The nearly 14-thousand square foot state of the art building, which sits on the Agency’s administrative campus near Newport, will be the new educational home for youth who are committed to the Department’s Level IV Residential Cottages.
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