Delaware DOC Seeks 5% Budget Increase

DOVER, Del. — The Delaware Department of Corrections is requesting a $12.2 million funding increase next year to cover the rising costs of compensation and health care, according to a DOC report.
The DOC needs $10.3 million for increased salary and health insurance costs for its 2,600 corrections officers, parole agents and administrative staff for the 2012 fiscal year, which begins July 1.

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Four States Join Mental Health Justice Initiative

NEW YORK — The Council of State Governments Justice Center selected the leading judges of Delaware, Idaho, New Hampshire and Wisconsin to participate in the Chief Justices’ Criminal Justice Mental Health Leadership Initiative.

Part of the Council of State Governments’ Criminal Justice Mental Health Consensus Project, the leadership initiative was developed to help State Supreme Court justices improve criminal justice system responses to individuals with mental health issues.

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