JOINT SUPPORT & OUTREACH (J9)
The J9 Team is a diverse group of professionals with distinctive skill sets that aim to enhance our Guard families' circle of life. Our Mission is to provide guidance and direct actions that will produce healthy life choices and promote resiliency within our Guard family.
Our Senior Leadership has embraced and empowered their Family Program with the tools necessary to enhance the Quality of Life for our Delaware National Guard Members and their Families. Their personal commitment to providing the best of resources and services makes our Guard a step above others. The State Family Program is directly accountable to The Adjutant General.
Our Government, Community and Non Profit Network is far reaching and also committed to supporting and enhancing life for our military ,especially during a deployment. Our Delaware Joining Forces continues to build relationships, working towards eliminating weaknesses and challenges that our Service Members face in the Guard and Reserve.
Family Readiness is a Commanders Program CNGB1800.02 and AFI 36-3009 and establishes the responsibilities for Family Readiness from the Service Member thru the Chain of Command to the State Family Program Director ,and ultimately the TAG.
Family Readiness is the level of awareness Families and their Guard Members have in preparation for that call to state or federal active duty. Whether your Guardsman is attending a military school, providing state or local disaster relief, or defending freedom, our Family Readiness Program is invaluable in providing the concentrated military support that is critical throughout the deployment cycle.
The Child and Youth Program (CYP) is an integral component of the National Guard’s comprehensive approach to Family Readiness. By upholding the well-being of the entire family, the CYP offers outcome based activities designed to foster positive youth development and support the unique strengths and challenges of National Guard children. This high quality, out-of-school time program exists in 54 States, Territories and the District of Columbia to mitigate risky behaviors, enhance resilience, develop positive coping strategies, and assist our National Guard youth in reaching their full potential as the next generation of leaders.