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DHSS Press Release

Rita Landgraf, Secretary
Jill Fredel, Director of Communications
302-255-9047, Pager 302-357-7498

Date: March 10, 2015


NEW CASTLE (March 10, 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, April 7, at the Smyrna Rest Area Conference Room. Jay Lynch, Deputy Principal Assistant to Secretary Rita Landgraf, will discuss I-ADAPT (Individual Assessment, Discharge and Planning Team), an individualized re-entry program for Delaware inmates.

The event is free, but registration is required and seating is limited.

The Council was created by Gov. Jack Markell in 2012, through executive order. Members of the Council are appointed by the Governor and 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 "Lunch and Learn" by contacting Flora McConkie, Secretary, Delaware Council of Faith-Based Partnerships, at 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.