Criminal Justice Council to Hold First of Four Public Hearings

WILMINGTON – The Delaware Criminal Justice Council will hold the first of its four annual public hearings on Tuesday, November 13, at Canaan Baptist Church in New Castle.   The purpose of these hearings is to give the public an opportunity to present its views on public safety and criminal justice issues to the Criminal Justice Council.

Canaan Baptist Church is located at 3011 New Castle Avenue in New Castle.  The other three hearings will be held later this year in the City of Wilmington, Kent County, and Sussex County.

Lieutenant Governor Matt Denn, the chair of the Criminal Justice Council, began holding the Council’s public hearings in neighborhoods affected by crime rather than in traditional state government buildings when he took over as CJC chair.

The Criminal Justice Council is an independent council that is responsible for allocating federal criminal justice funds that come into Delaware and making recommendations for improvements in Delaware’s criminal justice system.