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  Category: Criminal Justice


Governor Carney Signs Rep. J. Johnson Bill to Reduce Aesthetics Licensing Barriers

Criminal Justice | Governor John Carney | Office of the Governor | Date Posted: Thursday, March 8, 2018

Measure helps improve job opportunities for those with criminal histories DOVER, Del. – Governor John Carney signed legislation Thursday that would help improve employment and training opportunities for Delawareans with criminal histories seeking cosmetology and barbering licensure. Sponsored by Rep. J.J. Johnson, House Bill 97 removes licensing roadblocks so a criminal history will not stand in […]




Governor Carney Signs Executive Order Reestablishing the Juvenile Justice Advisory Group (JJAG)

Criminal Justice | Criminal Justice Council | Department of Labor | Department of Services for Children, Youth and their Families | Governor John Carney | News | Office of the Governor | Date Posted: Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Members will submit recommendations to the Governor, Legislature and Criminal Justice Council by March 2018 WILMINGTON, Del. – Governor John Carney on Wednesday released the following statement after signing Executive Order #11 to reestablish the Juvenile Justice Advisory Group, which will examine ways to prevent youth from entering or re-entering the juvenile and criminal justice […]




Commissioner Phelps Announces Selection to Lead Re-Entry Programs, Reduce Recidivism

Criminal Justice | Department of Correction | Governor John Carney | Office of the Governor | Date Posted: Thursday, June 29, 2017

Jim Elder, new Bureau Chief of Community Corrections, oversees re-entry programs at the Wilmington HOPE Commission DOVER, Del. – Department of Correction Commissioner Perry Phelps on Thursday announced the selection of Jim Elder – the Director of Clinical Services for Re-entry Programming at the Wilmington HOPE Commission – to lead DOC’s efforts to help offenders […]




Governor Carney Announces Appointment of Special Assistant at Department of Correction

Criminal Justice | Department of Correction | Governor John Carney | Office of the Governor | Date Posted: Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Claire DeMatteis, former senior counsel to U.S. Senator Joe Biden, will lead implementation of DOC plan DOVER, Del. – Governor John Carney on Wednesday announced his appointment of Claire DeMatteis – a former senior counsel to then-U.S. Senator Joe Biden – as a temporary Special Assistant to the Governor at the Delaware Department of Correction. […]




Governor Carney, COAD Announce Agreement to Raise Correctional Officer Pay

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

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 […]







  Category: Criminal Justice


Governor Carney Signs Rep. J. Johnson Bill to Reduce Aesthetics Licensing Barriers

Criminal Justice | Governor John Carney | Office of the Governor | Date Posted: Thursday, March 8, 2018

Measure helps improve job opportunities for those with criminal histories DOVER, Del. – Governor John Carney signed legislation Thursday that would help improve employment and training opportunities for Delawareans with criminal histories seeking cosmetology and barbering licensure. Sponsored by Rep. J.J. Johnson, House Bill 97 removes licensing roadblocks so a criminal history will not stand in […]




Governor Carney Signs Executive Order Reestablishing the Juvenile Justice Advisory Group (JJAG)

Criminal Justice | Criminal Justice Council | Department of Labor | Department of Services for Children, Youth and their Families | Governor John Carney | News | Office of the Governor | Date Posted: Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Members will submit recommendations to the Governor, Legislature and Criminal Justice Council by March 2018 WILMINGTON, Del. – Governor John Carney on Wednesday released the following statement after signing Executive Order #11 to reestablish the Juvenile Justice Advisory Group, which will examine ways to prevent youth from entering or re-entering the juvenile and criminal justice […]




Commissioner Phelps Announces Selection to Lead Re-Entry Programs, Reduce Recidivism

Criminal Justice | Department of Correction | Governor John Carney | Office of the Governor | Date Posted: Thursday, June 29, 2017

Jim Elder, new Bureau Chief of Community Corrections, oversees re-entry programs at the Wilmington HOPE Commission DOVER, Del. – Department of Correction Commissioner Perry Phelps on Thursday announced the selection of Jim Elder – the Director of Clinical Services for Re-entry Programming at the Wilmington HOPE Commission – to lead DOC’s efforts to help offenders […]




Governor Carney Announces Appointment of Special Assistant at Department of Correction

Criminal Justice | Department of Correction | Governor John Carney | Office of the Governor | Date Posted: Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Claire DeMatteis, former senior counsel to U.S. Senator Joe Biden, will lead implementation of DOC plan DOVER, Del. – Governor John Carney on Wednesday announced his appointment of Claire DeMatteis – a former senior counsel to then-U.S. Senator Joe Biden – as a temporary Special Assistant to the Governor at the Delaware Department of Correction. […]




Governor Carney, COAD Announce Agreement to Raise Correctional Officer Pay

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

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 […]