State looks into allegations of falsified records at state-funded drug program

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The Delaware Department of Justice has confirmed that one of the state’s largest nonprofits is being investigated over allegations of record-keeping issues regarding a program under the state’s corrections system.

The department also passed along an email address for anyone with information regardingConnections Community Support Services, Wilmington.

The statement was issued by Department of Justice spokesman Mat Marshall.

“DOJ’s Office of Civil Rights and Public Trust is aware of issues regarding Connections’ contract and work with the Department of Correction, and is conducting an investigation. Anyone with information about Connections record-keeping practices should contact OCRPT atpublictrust@delaware.gov.”

The investigation came after Delaware Online (subscription) reported that former employees with the Connections program reported that records were falsified to hide a lack of treatment at Crest South, a program for drug offenders in Georgetown.

Connections has denied the allegations, but said it welcomed the investigation, DelawareOnline reported.

Connections, which posts more than $100 million a year in revenue, is a major health care service provider to the Delaware Department of Correction and has long been involved in substance abuse treatment services work in Delaware.

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