DHSS Press Release
|Date: October 19, 2015
|Rita Landgraf, Secretary
Jill Fredel, Director of Communications
302-255-9047, Cell 302-357-7498
DELAWARE COUNCIL OF FAITH-BASED PARTNERSHIPS INVITES FAITH LEADERS TO HEAR ABOUT STATE'S INMATE RE-ENTRY PROGRAM ON NOV. 3
NEW CASTLE (Oct. 19, 2015) - The Delaware Council of Faith-Based Partnerships is partnering with the Department of Health and Social Services for a "Lunch and Learn" for faith leaders on Tuesday, Nov. 3, at the Department's Fox Run Office in Bear. The event features an overview of I-ADAPT (Individual Assessment, Discharge and Planning Team), an individualized re-entry program for Delaware inmates. Representatives from each state agency involved in the program will present and answer questions.
The event is free for faith leaders, but registration is required and seating is limited.
The council was created through executive order by Gov. Jack Markell in 2012. Members of the council are appointed by the Governor and the former Lt. Governor and serve as interfaith volunteers. They operate without state funding and partner with government agencies and nonprofit groups to address community needs.
Currently, the following faiths are represented on the council: African Methodist Episcopal, Baptist, Episcopalian, Jewish, Latter-day Saints (Mormon), Muslim, Presbyterian and Roman Catholic.
Faith leaders can register to attend the noon to 1 p.m. "Lunch and Learn" by contacting Flora McConkie, Secretary, Delaware Council of Faith-Based Partnerships, at firstname.lastname@example.org or (302) 633-4825.
Delaware Health and Social Services is committed to improving the quality of the lives of Delaware's citizens by promoting health and well-being, fostering self-sufficiency, and protecting vulnerable populations.