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Governor Carney Signs Criminal Justice Reform Bills into Law

WILMINGTON, Del. – Governor John Carney on Monday signed into law eight pieces of legislation designed to restore public trust in Delaware’s criminal justice system, protect minors from facing lifelong consequences for their juvenile mistakes, and expand second chance opportunities for adults who have turned their lives around. The bill signed today will expand the mandatory reviews of police […]




Attorney General Jennings Unveils Internal Reform Measures for Criminal Prosecution

Prosecutors encouraged to divert more low-level offenders to treatment, ask for low end of sentencing, support commutations and expungements Citing incarceration and recidivism rates that outstrip the national average, an unprecedented opioid epidemic, and a groundswell of public support for reform, Attorney General Kathy Jennings announced Monday morning more than 30 internal protocols and positions […]




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

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 […]




Delaware to Participate in National Criminal Justice Reform Project

Efforts will focus on reducing recidivism, improving substance abuse & mental health treatment for offenders WILMINGTON, Del. – Governor John Carney announced on Monday that Delaware has been selected to participate in the National Criminal Justice Reform Project – an initiative led by the National Governors Association and the National Criminal Justice Association Center for […]




Attorney General Proposes Changes to State’s Drug Laws and Elimination of Loophole for Illegal Gun Possession

Drug law proposals would simplify drug laws, eliminate geographic inequities, and increase focus on treatment; Firearm proposal would ensure that all violent felons illegally carrying guns face jail time. Attorney General Matt Denn announced today that he would be asking the newly elected General Assembly to reform the state’s drug laws, and eliminate a dangerous […]







 Pages Tagged With: "Criminal Justice Reform"

Governor Carney Signs Criminal Justice Reform Bills into Law

WILMINGTON, Del. – Governor John Carney on Monday signed into law eight pieces of legislation designed to restore public trust in Delaware’s criminal justice system, protect minors from facing lifelong consequences for their juvenile mistakes, and expand second chance opportunities for adults who have turned their lives around. The bill signed today will expand the mandatory reviews of police […]




Attorney General Jennings Unveils Internal Reform Measures for Criminal Prosecution

Prosecutors encouraged to divert more low-level offenders to treatment, ask for low end of sentencing, support commutations and expungements Citing incarceration and recidivism rates that outstrip the national average, an unprecedented opioid epidemic, and a groundswell of public support for reform, Attorney General Kathy Jennings announced Monday morning more than 30 internal protocols and positions […]




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

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 […]




Delaware to Participate in National Criminal Justice Reform Project

Efforts will focus on reducing recidivism, improving substance abuse & mental health treatment for offenders WILMINGTON, Del. – Governor John Carney announced on Monday that Delaware has been selected to participate in the National Criminal Justice Reform Project – an initiative led by the National Governors Association and the National Criminal Justice Association Center for […]




Attorney General Proposes Changes to State’s Drug Laws and Elimination of Loophole for Illegal Gun Possession

Drug law proposals would simplify drug laws, eliminate geographic inequities, and increase focus on treatment; Firearm proposal would ensure that all violent felons illegally carrying guns face jail time. Attorney General Matt Denn announced today that he would be asking the newly elected General Assembly to reform the state’s drug laws, and eliminate a dangerous […]