DOC graduates second annual Youth Academy group

The graduating class of the 2019 Department of Correction’s Youth Academy. Submitted photo

DOVER — Twelve young men and women graduated from the Delaware Department of Correction’s second Youth Academy last week.

According to the DOC, the five-day program allowed the teens to learn about the criminal justice system and interact with various correctional employees. The program provided a crash course on the demands of various law enforcement positions such as correction officers, police officers, agents, judges and attorneys.

Cadets took part in a condensed version of the DOC correctional training academy. They engaged in physical training, defensive tactics, attended lectures, completed the obstacle course, learned military drill and ceremony, team building activities and became first aid and CPR certified.

At the completion of the program, families and friends gathered for a graduation ceremony at the department’s administration building. All graduating cadets received a certificate for their participation.

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