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Governor Carney, COAD Announce Agreement to Raise Correctional Officer Pay

Date Posted: Tuesday, June 20th, 2017
Categories:  Criminal Justice Department of Correction Governor John Carney News Office of the Governor

Agreement also establishes Labor-Management Committee to study additional changes DOVER, Del. – Governor John Carney and the Correctional Officers Association of Delaware (COAD) on Tuesday announced an agreement to increase salaries for Delaware’s correctional officers and study additional changes to help recruit and retain officers, and decrease the use of mandatory overtime across Delaware’s correctional […]




Governor Carney Announces Plan to Address Recommendations of DOC Independent Review

Date Posted: Tuesday, June 6th, 2017
Categories:  Department of Correction Governor John Carney Office of the Governor

Plan includes appointment of Special Assistant to lead turnaround, and $2 million investment in cameras at JTVCC DOVER, Del. – Governor John Carney on Tuesday released his plan to act on the recommendations of the initial report of the Independent Review into the causes of the February 1 incident at James T. Vaughn Correctional Center. […]




Criminal Justice Council Announces Funding for Reentry Programs

Date Posted: Thursday, July 28th, 2016
Categories:  Criminal Justice Council Department of Correction Department of Justice Division of Youth Rehabilitative Services News

WILMINGTON, Del. – Delaware has an astounding need for successful reentry programs and services. Attorney General Matt Denn and Criminal Justice Council Executive Director Christian Kervick are pleased to announce that workshops will be held in early August to explain to non-profit groups how they can apply for grants from $2 million that has been […]




Culinary Training Facility at State’s Largest Prison dedicated to memory of Delaware Restauranteur Matt Haley

Date Posted: Tuesday, April 19th, 2016
Categories:  Department of Correction Former Governor Jack Markell (2009-2017) Office of the Governor

Today Governor Markell, Department of Correction and Department of Education administrators and State Senator Bruce Ennis, Chair of the Senate’s Corrections Committee, joined family members of the late Delaware Restauranteur Matt Haley and representatives from SoDel Concepts, the restaurant group he founded, to dedicate the future site of the Matt Haley Culinary Arts Training Center at the James T. Vaughn Correctional Center (JTVCC) in Smyrna. Markell sought the funding to convert an unused cafeteria dining building at the state’s largest prison into the training facility, which will feature a commercial-style restaurant kitchen and an attached classroom. Funding was appropriated by the General Assembly in the Fiscal Year 2016 budget and the project is currently in the design phase.




Governor, Department of Correction, educators celebrate graduation of 10 offenders from new culinary certification program

Date Posted: Friday, December 18th, 2015
Categories:  Department of Correction Former Governor Jack Markell (2009-2017) News Office of the Governor

Governor Jack Markell, Department of Correction administrators, and representatives from Delaware Technical Community College celebrated the graduation of 10 offenders from the Sussex Community Corrections Center (SCCC) who completed the culinary program offered at its newly renovated training facility.




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