Resources

Unfortunately, the Delaware Center for Justice cannot accept walk-in clients. Please browse these resources to find the help you are looking for, and call us at 302-658-7174 if you are interested in learning how to be referred to one of our programs.

Hotlines
Adult Protective Services The Adult Protective Service (APS) Program responds to cases of suspected abuse, neglect, or exploitation of impaired adults.
Delaware Child Abuse And Neglect Report Hotline 1-800-292-9582.
Delaware Domestic Violence Hotline 302-762-6110. Twenty-four hour bilingual hotline for those seeking help and may be a victim of domestic violence.
Delaware Aging and Disability Resource Center (ADRC) Hotline 1-800-223-9074. For suspected elder mistreatment in the home and in long-term care facilities.
Delaware Contact Lifeline Crisis Services Helpline 1-800-262-9800.

Shelter
Emergency Shelters for Battered Women and their Children– CHILD, Inc. operates two shelters for battered women and their children, one in Southern New Castle County (Sarah’s House) and the second in Northern New Castle County, (Martha’s Carriage House). The mission of CHILD, Inc.’s sheltering program is to reduce domestic violence by providing safety, support, and advocacy to victims.

Support:
Abriendo Puertas– Emergency shelter & transitional services, court advocacy, transportation, translation, general case management.
Domestic Violence Advocacy Program– CHILD, Inc.’s Domestic Violence Advocacy Program (DVAP) was established to ensure that victims of domestic violence receive the support and assistance needed to help free them from a violent relationship.
Latin American Community Center – The LACC now provides FREE therapy to victims of crime that do not qualify or VCAP or have medical insurance. Contact Robin Taylor at 302-295-2165.
Office of the Public Guardian – Provide quality, comprehensive, protective guardianship services to adult citizens of Delaware who are severely mentally or physically disabled, are unable to manage their personal and financial affairs, are at risk for neglect, abuse and victimization and have no one else able or willing to serve as a guardian.
People’s Place Shelter Advocacy Freedom & Empowerment (SAFE) Program – Emergency shelter & transitional services, housing assistance, employment assistance, transportation, and educational services.

Local Victim Services Units
Delaware State Police Victim Services
Dover Police Department Victim Services
Georgetown Police Department Victim Services – 302-856-6613.
New Castle County Police Department Victim Assistance Program – 302-395-8135.
Newark Police Department Victim Services
The Wilmington Police, Victim Service Unit

Advocacy Organizations
Delaware Coalition Against Domestic Violence – DCADV is the statewide, nonprofit coalition of agencies and individuals working to stop domestic violence in Delaware.
Domestic Violence Coordinating Council – Brings together domestic violence service providers and policy level officials to identify and implement improvements in system response through legislation, education, and policy development.

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Attorney General’s Victim/Witness Program -1-800-870-1790.
Delaware Sex Offender Central Registry
Department of Correction Victim Services Unit – The Victim Services Unit assists the victim to become both informed and involved so that they may experience less frustration and trauma with prison and probation personnel and be better prepared to participate in the corrections process if they choose.
U.S. Department of Justice Victim/Witness Program
Victims’ Compensation Assistance Program – Part of the Delaware Department of Justice, VCAP helps alleviate the financial burden and distress that crime leaves behind by awarding financial compensation for losses that victims sustain as a result of crime.
Victim’s Voices Heard – Victims’ Voices Heard gives victims of violent crime the opportunity to meet face-to-face with the person who committed a violent crime against them. The dialogue is in large part a transfer of power from offender to victim.
VINE (Victim Information and Notification Everyday) – Victims can obtain information about criminal cases and the custody status of offenders.

Jobs & Job Training
The Culinary School at the Food Bank of Delaware– Provides valuable job training to adults. The 14-week program includes 12 weeks (daytime hours) of hands-on training in basic and high-end kitchen skills, safe food handling, and life skills.
Delaware JobLink – A free job matching and workforce information service for job seekers.
Job Center@Delaware Libraries – The Job Center@Delaware Libraries is a free service for Delaware’s job seekers and career changers. It brings wireless technology to our public libraries and offers training, career counseling and resources that will help Delawareans find jobs and enhance their skills.
Reality Employment and Training – Offering employment and character training programs to ex-offenders to successfully match job opportunities for employers.
Wilmington Job Corps Center – At Wilmington Job Corps, students receive the skills needed to succeed in today’s workforce – at no cost to them or their families!

Expungement & Pardons
APEX Program – The APEX program is dedicated to providing opportunities to individuals with criminal histories who wish to obtain gainful employment. The program aims to accomplish this by helping clients through the pardons and expungement process, providing employer education, and advancing legislative reform.
Board of Pardons – The Board’s role is to hear petitions during public meetings for pardons or sentence commutations.

Support Groups/Programs
A Center for Relational Live Second Chances Program – Second Chances focuses on strengthening the Delaware community by connecting ex-prisoners with an individual mentor relationship from Partnering Faith Communities, Service Organizations, and passionate individuals.
New Beginnings-Next Step Support Groups – A program of Pacem in Terris, New Beginnings-Next Step is a support group run both with and for ex-offenders. It has been established to help men and women successfully transition from incarceration to freedom.
Prison 2 Promise (P2P) – Prison 2 Promise’s core mission is to deliver transformational support to people with convictions who are returning to our communities.
Wilmington HOPE Commission Winner’s Circle – Winner’s Circles are therapeutic peer support groups for formerly incarcerated men and women who are in recovery from addiction or in the process of restoring their citizenship. Here, recovering ex-offenders “walk the walk” in leading crime-free and drug-free lives through community meetings and activities.
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Connections Community Support Programs, Inc. – Provides a comprehensive array of healthcare, housing, and employment opportunities that help individuals and families to achieve their own goals and enhance our communities.
Delaware Guidebook for Incarcerated Veterans
Juvenile Sex Offender Registry Information – Learn about the Juvenile Sex Offender Registration and removal process.
Rick VanStory Resource Center (RVRC) – RVRC empowers individuals to access the resources and services they need to build independent, satisfying life in the community through the support of their peers in an environment that is free of stigma. RVRC also has a new van program that runs between Wilmington social service agencies. To view the route/schedule, click here.
Safelink Wireless – Safelink Wireless service is a program for Income eligible households provided by TracFone Wireless, Inc.
Wilmington HOPE Commission Achievement Center – The Achievement Center is uniquely positioned as a multi-agency collaboration deploying a multi-disciplinary approach to providing a continuum of evidence based reentry services from a single location.

Delaware Department of Correction – Learn more about services and supports within Delaware’s Department of Correction. You can also get DOC contact information here.
Delaware Department of Correction Community Relations Unit – Learn more about how this unit works with civic, community, and religious organizations, research bodies, government agencies, municipalities, and Delaware citizens in accommodating requests for information and assistance, and in the resolution of constituent concerns.
Delaware Department of Correction Family Services Coordinator – The Family Services Coordinator provides a centralized point of contact for family members and friends who may have questions, concerns or need assistance in understanding the operation of the Department of Correction. Contact by phone at (302) 857-5470.
Sesame Street Incarcerated Parents Toolkit – Resource for children of incarcerated parents.

Learn about the system
Delaware Code Online – Learn more about Delaware’s laws and regulations.
Delaware Department of Justice (DOJ) – Also known as the Attorney General’s Office, Delaware’s Attorney General, our State’s chief law enforcement officer, has broad responsibility to combat crime, safeguard families, fight fraud, and protect consumers in the First State.
Delaware Landlord/Tenant Code
Delaware State Courts
Delaware State Courts – Forms – Get any form one would need for legal proceedings in State Courts.
Delaware Unemployment Insurance Information Hotline – 302-761-6576.
How to File and Defend a Summary Possession Action in the Justice of the Peace Court
How to Prepare a Civil Motion In the Court of Common Pleas
List of Law Enforcement Agencies in Delaware
U.S. District Court, District of Delaware

Free legal services
Community Legal Aid Society, Inc. (CLASI) – CLASI provides civil legal services to members of the community who have low incomes, disabilities, or are age 60 and above.
Delaware Office of the Public Defender – This office provides indigent defendants with representation in criminal matters. Indigent is every adult who is arrested or charged with a crime that carries the possibility of incarceration and cannot afford an attorney or any child arrested or charged with a crime
Delaware State Courts Legal Assistance – Free 15 minutes of legal assistance.
Delaware State Bar Association’s Access to Justice Program -Promotes pro bono representation and encourages Delaware lawyers to support legal services programs.
Delaware Volunteer Legal Services, Inc. (DVLS) – Also known as Legal Help Link, this is an organization of volunteer attorneys that provides legal assistance to low-income clients with problems in a variety of civil areas.
Legal Services Corporation of Delaware, Inc. – This agency provides legal representation to Delaware’s low-income population in civil matters such as bankruptcy petitions and advice, consumer problems, housing problems, and unemployment benefit problems.

Sentence Modification
Motion for Post-Conviction Release – file a motion stating that your rights were violated during conviction
Pennsylvania Innocence Project – Pennsylvania Innocence Project works to exonerate those convicted of crimes they did not commit and to prevent innocent people from being convicted. This project works within Delaware, as well.

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American Civil Liberties Union of Delaware (ACLU-DE) – The ACLU works in the courts, in the state and federal legislatures, and at the grassroots level to defend the Constitution. ACLU-DE is the local affiliate of the national ACLU. New Castle County.
Delaware Division of Child Support Enforcement

Delaware General Assembly – Stay up to date on progress as bills pass through our legislature.
Delaware State Agencies
Delaware State Courts – Your go-to resource for everything you need to know about the State Court System – from what the different kinds of courts do, to what forms you need to do different things, to how to represent yourself in court.
Find Your Legislator
Governor’s Office
U. S. Representative John C. Carney
U. S. Senator Thomas R. Carper
U. S. Senator Christopher A. Coons

Delaware 211 and Delaware HelpLine – Delaware’s free human services referral and community resources service or call the Delaware HelpLine at 1- 800-464-4357
City of Wilmington – Get city-wide mobile and email alerts from the Wilmington Police Department, including emergency and crime alerts, traffic advisories, and public safety information. Send anonymous crime tips by texting TIP WILMINGTON and your message to 888777.
City of Wilmington’s Community Organization Directory – A listing of community organizations that operate in the city of Wilmington, Delaware.
Delaware Crime Stoppers – Submit a tip to police by calling Delaware Crime Stoppers at (800) TIP-3333 or via the website.
Downtown Visions – Free escort service for those working or visiting in Downtown Wilmington. A friendly, uniformed Safety Ambassador will escort individuals to their car, bus stop, the bank, or anywhere else within the Business Improvement District. Contact Downtown Visions at 302-425-4200.
Wilmington Shootings Database – Updated by the News Journal

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