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Christian Kervick

Northeast Region, Chair

Mr. Kervick is the Executive Director of the Delaware Criminal Justice Council, the State Administering Agency (SAA) for all OJP funding where he has spent the past Twenty-four years. In this position his duties include the development, implementation and administration of all criminal justice grant funds and programs in the state of Delaware, totaling approximately $30 million in various federal block grant areas.  He has served under four Delaware Governors.


Under the past two administrations, Mr. Kervick served as the Deputy Director of the Delaware Criminal Justice Council and implemented tens of millions of dollars of criminal justice programming in the fields of juvenile justice, law enforcement, corrections, victim’s services and re-entry.  In 2009, he implemented the American Reinvestment and Recovery Act grant program statewide as well as oversaw the daily operations of the agency. He has authored several publications on youth violence, crime and delinquency, and specialty courts. Mr. Kervick has also presented at several state, regional, and national conferences. Mr. Kervick has completed his second term as the President of the National Criminal Justice Association in Washington, DC and is currently serving on the Executive Committee as the Immediate Past President.  He has served on the NCJA Advisory Council and the Board of Directors from 2008 - present. From 2011 -2016, he was elected to serve the NCJA as Chair of the Northeast region and Chair of the elections committee. In 2016, Mr. Kervick was elected Vice President of the National Criminal Justice Association and served two terms.


In 2016, Gov. Jack Markell appointed Mr. Kervick to the Delaware Workforce Investment Board and in 2018 Gov. John Carney appointed him to the Delaware Human Trafficking Interagency Coordinating Council.  Gov. Carney also appointed Mr. Kervick to the Delaware Correctional Reentry Commission and the Multi-state Gun Violence Research Consortium.


Mr. Kervick holds a B.S. in Political Science from St. Francis College and B.A. in Criminal Justice from the University of Delaware and has been elected into the National Sociology and Criminal Justice Honor Society, Alpha Kappa Delta. Mr. Kervick also holds a Masters degree in Criminology from St. Josephs University in Philadelphia, PA.


Mr. Kervick is also an Adjunct Professor at Wilmington University in the Criminal Justice and Social Science department.In 2010, the Washington, DC based Coalition for Juvenile Justice (CJJ) honored Mr. Kervick with the Gobar Outstanding National Juvenile Justice Specialist award.

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