WIT delivers educational instruction using the Moving On curriculum, designed specifically for women who are involved in the criminal justice system at Hazel D. Plant Women’s Treatment Facility.The overarching goal of the program is to assist women in mobilizing and developing personal and social resources that mediate the impact of risk for future criminal behavior. The program targets criminogenic factors in order to reduce recidivism and promote healthy living, thus improving one’s capacity for life’s various stressors. Women build human, social, and emotional capital necessary for successful reentry into the community and greater ecosystem.
Safe Spaces is a support group that allows for adults ages 18 and over to heal from the loss of a loved one from homicide. The group focuses on managing the various stages of grief while offering a unique healing experience that is embedded in expressive writing, art, music, yoga, and mindfulness practice. This program is funded through the Delaware Criminal Justice Council by the U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, Office for Victims of Crime, subgrant #VF14-1510.
The Read In, Read Out Program is a collaborative project of the Department of Correction, the Delaware Center for Justice, and Read Aloud Delaware. Selected parents are able to record themselves reading age-appropriate books to their children. The resulting recordings are then sent, along with the books and an inexpensive cd player, to each child. In this manner, incarcerated parents are better able to preserve a bond with their children, improve their communication and parenting skills, and ease their transition back to their families and to the community.
Utilizing Restorative Justice principles and values, our Conferencing Program offers those who have been harmed (victims) the opportunity to address those who have caused them harm (offenders) in a safe, structured setting, with the goal of directly holding an offender accountable for their actions while providing important assistance to the victim. With the assistance of a trained facilitator/ mediator, those harmed are given the opportunity to explain how they have been impacted by the harm done to them, how the person who harmed them should be held accountable, and if they feel that justice has been served. We provide individuals who have committed harm with the opportunity to make restitution, complete community service, and learn skills needed to lead a healthy, law-abiding life.
CRSP, a collaborative effort between the Delaware Center for Justice, the Department of Correction and multiple community partners, provides case management support and other crucial services that foster successful reentry. Services include housing assistance, job search assistance, identification acquisition, mental health and substance abuse referrals, educational and vocational placement, life skills, and social support. CSRP is funded through a contract with the Delaware Department of Correction.
The Adult Victims Services program supports adult crime victims age 50 or older who live in New Castle County, Delaware. AVS helps clients navigate the many systems that impact their lives after being victimized. These include the legal system, healthcare systems, and the subsidized and unsubsidized housing market. AVS provides many services including counseling services, home visits, court accompaniment, intensive case management, long-term follow up care, and assistance in establishing a reliable support system. This program is funded through the Delaware Criminal Justice Council by the U.S. Department of Justice, Office for the Victims of Crime.