Governor’s Weekly Message: Improving Public Safety by Breaking the Cycle of Recidivism

Wilmington, DE – In a guest weekly message, Department of Correction Commissioner Robert Coupe highlights the Markell Administration’s efforts to give offenders a better chance of successfully reentering the community after their release from incarceration. By reducing the barriers to reentry, these initiatives are aimed at lowering the rate of recidivism and improving public safety.

“At the Department of Correction, we’re focused on keeping the public safe by providing effective supervision to individuals whose behavior has brought them into contact with our criminal justice system,” Commissioner Coupe said. “And we’re taking new steps to give these individuals a better chance of turning the page on their past and building new, productive, and law abiding lives. Together, these efforts are giving individuals a better chance to achieve personal success and break the cycle of recidivism. And that will keep Delaware moving forward.”

Every week, the Governor’s office releases a new Weekly Message in video, audio, and transcript form. The message is available on:

YouTube: https://youtu.be/jLG7NQym31U
Delaware.Gov: http://governor.delaware.gov/podcast_video.shtml
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Governor’s Weekly Message: Opening Pathways to Success by Expanding Opportunities for All to Earn a High School Diploma

Wilmington, DE – In his weekly message, Governor Markell highlights the state’s efforts to ensure that every Delawarean has the opportunity to graduate from high school. That commitment extends to adults without a high school diploma who recognize the importance of education in opening pathways to good jobs and career success in today’s economy.

“In our rapidly changing economy, there has never been a better time to enter the workforce with the right skills, but there’s never been a more challenging time to be without the key skills or the right education,” Governor Markell said. “By providing quality education opportunities for all our people from our youngest learners, through high school, and beyond we’re expanding our workforce and helping them seize the opportunities of the future, and that will keep Delaware moving forward.”

Every week, the Governor’s office releases a new Weekly Message in video, audio, and transcript form. The message is available on:

YouTube: https://youtu.be/lgihsiqTasQ
Delaware.Gov: http://governor.delaware.gov/podcast_video.shtml
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Governor’s Weekly Message: Creating Opportunities for Delaware Employers to Export and Create Jobs

Wilmington, DE – In his weekly message, Governor Markell highlights the state’s efforts through its Global Delaware initiative and State Trade and Export Promotion (STEP) program to help connect Delaware companies with international markets to expand access to new customers for their products and services.

“Delaware entrepreneurs have always been at the forefront of innovation and quality. They create products and services that people need and improve the quality of life for consumers across the country and beyond. Today, the ability to tap into the global marketplace is a key driver of business and employment growth. Exports now support more than 10 million American jobs, and to thrive, Delaware employers must have access to these expanding markets. By increasing access to global markets we’re creating opportunities for businesses to grow and putting more of our people to work. And that will keep Delaware moving forward.”

Every week, the Governor’s office releases a new Weekly Message in video, audio, and transcript form. The message is available on:

YouTube: https://youtu.be/5mblQZ3WLg4
Delaware.Gov:http://governor.delaware.gov/podcast_video.shtml
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Governor’s Weekly Message: Celebrating the Delaware State Fair

Wilmington, DE – In his weekly message, Governor Markell celebrates the Delaware State Fair and discusses the important and growing role of agriculture in the First State.

“This week, for the final time as Governor I had the opportunity to attend our Delaware State Fair which for nearly a century has celebrated our vibrant agriculture community,” Governor Markell said. “I am honored to pay tribute to the many dedicated staff and volunteers, 4H and FFA students, and farming families who make the State Fair possible and who help us better appreciate the important role that agriculture plays here in Delaware. Their contributions drive our success today and will leave a lasting legacy for generations to come. And that will keep Delaware moving forward.”

Every week, the Governor’s office releases a new Weekly Message in video, audio, and transcript form. The message is available on:

YouTube: https://youtu.be/tkjOkFjUaWM
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Governor’s Weekly Message: Preparing All of Our Students for Success in College and Life

Wilmington, DE – In his weekly message, Governor Markell highlights the work done in the state to ensure all of our students have the skills they need to be competitive in an economy that requires more skills than ever before.

“All Delaware students deserve the chance to make the most of their talents in an economy that requires a higher level of skill than ever before. Thanks to the hard work of many educators and administrators, we are getting closer to that goal, from vast improvement in access to high quality early childhood programs, to record high school graduation rates,” Governor Markell said. “By ensuring all of our students get the support to graduate with the writing and comprehension abilities vital in our knowledge-based economy, we’ll keep Delaware moving forward.”

Every week, the Governor’s office releases a new Weekly Message in video, audio, and transcript form. The message is available on:

YouTube: https://youtu.be/tkjOkFjUaWM
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