Category: Department of Correction

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 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 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.

Department of Correction searching for Wilmington work release offender

Date Posted: Monday, November 23rd, 2015
Categories:  Department of Correction

The Department of Correction announces that it is currently searching for a Wilmington Work Release offender. On the evening of November 21, 2015 Offender Cagney Brittingham was discovered to be missing during an evening offender count at the Plummer Community Corrections Center. Immediate attempts were undertaken to make contact with the offender and an escape warrant for his arrest was issued.

Governor, state officials, service providers mark success of community-based pretrial supervision initiatives

Date Posted: Thursday, November 12th, 2015
Categories:  Department of Correction Office of the Governor

Governor Jack Markell, corrections officials, and non-profit service providers today visited the Rick VanStory Resource Center (RVRC) in Wilmington to mark the one year anniversary of an innovative partnership with the Department of Correction and highlight the state’s ongoing efforts to strengthen community-based pretrial supervision programs for low risk defendants whose needs for treatment and services outweigh their risks to public safety.



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