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ECDC provides workshops, training in a variety of subject areas to assist you in gaining valuable marketable skills.
We provide flagging certification and on the job training in several areas.
ECDC provides opportunities for you to do job exploration, work for one of our employment divisions (residential, maintenance, janitorial, landscaping, PR/Marketing). You also get an opportunity to explore entrepreneurship as an option for sustainable income.
ECDC provides support in navigating through lifes many challenges. EVOLUTIONS is our peer support family that provides everything from a listening ear to food and clothing. We're here to help you succeed.
Elevated Ministries began in 2016 helping churches and nonprofit organizations develop programs to serve the needs of their congregations and communities. Our goal was to assist Kingdom ministries create wealth. In 2018, we created Elevated Community Development Corporation and began to serve the needs primarily of probationers and parolees by providing flagging certification and job referrals. While successful, we realized the need for additional skill training to include soft skills and more opportunities for employment. We created a program model that allows ECDC to provide direct hire opportunities
We are currently operating in Sussex County with plans to expand Statewide by October of 2019.
In Delaware, 76 percent of ex-offenders are rearrested three years after their initial release; 68 percent are re-convicted; and 65 percent are sent back to jail.Nov 10, 2017
The Delaware Correctional Reentry Commission (“DCRC”) is hereby established.
The DCRC shall have the following objectives:
a. Oversee implementation and further development of the State’s comprehensive strategic reentry initiatives, and ensure that federal, state, and local resources are used most efficiently to reduce duplicative reentry services and ensure alignment with the application of evidence-based approaches;
b. Develop Transition Accountability Plans for each incarcerated individual for use by DOC and community partners to track services and supports from prison entry through post-release supervision discharge that address the risks of the individual to reoffend;
c. Strengthen and/or develop case-level data sharing protocols among state agencies to improve the provision of evidence-based programming, best practices in community supervision, case management and other reentry services that are responsive to the learning abilities, motivation, and personality of the reentrant;
d. Develop a comprehensive reentry response protocol with the DOC that: provides increased use of graduated responses and incentives to foster compliance and motivation with conditions of probation; improves coordination of aftercare services and supports with community stakeholders; and ensures programs providing substance use disorder treatments adhere to evidence-based principles, are implemented with fidelity, and are routinely assessed for their impact on recidivism reduction in order to maximize reentrants’ potential for crime-free self-efficacy;
e. Create a DSHA policy and strategic objective to work with partners across the affordable housing system to expand affordable housing opportunities for reentrants, including efforts to improve family unification;
f. Create a DOC policy that expresses its commitment to work with state and local agencies and community organizations to avoid releasing people to unsheltered homelessness, with the goal of a 90-day housing plan for reentrants;
g. Develop policies with the DOC and the Department of Health and Social Services (“DHSS”) that provide a continuum of care for reentry for those with mental illness and/or substance use disorders, including the appropriate extension of services after relapse;
h. Develop a Memorandum of Understanding between the DOC and the DOE that includes a “distance learning” policy (that does not require internet access) so offenders can benefit from academic and vocational services prior to release in preparation for employment and/or to further their training and education;
i. Renew an enhanced Memorandum of Understanding between the DOC, the DOE, and the DOL for continuation of prison-based services for education and workforce development upon reentry to the community;
j. Create within the DOL a policy for skills training selection and employment services for clients with criminal justice involvement;
k. Explore ways to incentivize employers to increase employment of those with criminal justice involvement, and improve methods to educate employers about existing incentives;
l. Develop a process to fully engage communities in the prisoner reentry process; and
m. Conduct a Success Rate Analysis on a group of offenders who receive the newly-aligned services under the DCRC to provide ongoing, data-driven feedback to DCRC and stakeholders regarding the short-term impact of incremental reentry reforms on recidivism (allowing for necessary adjustments to improve effectiveness) to provide State stakeholders with summative evidence on the impact of comprehensive reentry reform in the State on long-term recidivism.
ECDC shall have the following objectives
a. Assessment of skills and talents in preparation for educational and employment opportunities.
b. Provide employment and/or on the job training in skill or trade.
c. Provide additional technical training through our partners to increase employability.
d. Provide financial literacy education with ongoing credit and budget counseling.
e. Provide "no fee" banking through our partner, Stepping Stones Community Credit Union. *Wilmington Only
f. Assist with setting up banking, phone, etc., accounts.
g. Provide case management through peer mentoring group.
h. Assist family and previously incarcerated with wrap around services.
i. Provide mentorship to entrepreneurship as an option to sustainable income.
j. Develop programs and services for continued "elevation" and support of individuals previously incarcerated and their families.
Partner with us...
You can partner with ECDC and help to provide living wage employment for those coming out of incarceration. As a partner we will assist by providing screening, drug testing and case management.
Currently we have skilled labor in the areas of landscaping, carpentry and painting. We provide property clean outs, renovations and maintenance.
We are always on the look out for those organizations and companies willing to provide certifications, on the job training, etc., for those coming re-entering the community after incarceration.
Scholarships and vouchcures to help cover educational cost and/or materials allow us to incentivize education by paying a stiphend for time spent learning.
Help us continue to grow and help those coming out of incarceration by letting us know of opportunities we might otherwise miss. Whether that's a funding opportunity or a connection we need to make. We appreciate you for reaching out and even just making a comment/suggestion.
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