CHAPTER 183 - DELAWARE INDUSTRIAL SCHOOL FOR GIRLS

AN ACT TO AMEND PARAGRAPH 2204, SECTION 13 OF CHAPTER 70 OF THE REVISED CODE OF THE STATE OF DELAWARE, RELATING TO ADMISSION OF GIRLS TO THE DELAWARE INDUSTRIAL SCHOOL FOR GIRLS.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the State of Delaware in General Assembly met:

Section 1. That 2204, Section 13 of Chapter 70 of the Revised Code be and the same is hereby amended by striking out the first paragraph of said section and substituting in lieu thereof the following:

It shall be lawful for the said corporation, it assenting thereto, to receive into its charge, custody or guardianship, any girl not over eighteen nor under eleven years of age when committed thereto in any one of the following modes:

Section 2. That paragraph "third" of 2204, Section 13 of Chapter 70 of the Revised Code of the State of Delaware be and the same is hereby amended by striking out said paragraph "third", and substituting in lieu thereof the following.

Third: No girl over the age of eighteen years, nor under the age of eleven years may with its assent be committed to the charge, custody or guardianship of said Corporation, by the Court of General Sessions in and for any County of this State, the Judge of any Municipal Court in this State or by any Justice of the Peace of this State, upon conviction of vagrancy or other criminal offense before * them, or upon acquittal of such girl, if the Court, Judge or Justice of the Peace, upon testimony, shall consider her a proper subject for the said Corporation; such commitment shall be until discharged by the said Corporation according to its rules and regulations; and any girl under the age aforesaid, against whom a crime, other than murder or arson, is charged before a Grand Jury, if the charge is supported by sufficient evidence to put her on trial, on the recommendation of the Grand Jury and without presenting an indictment, may, with the assent of said Corporation, be committed by the Court to the charge, custody or guardianship of said Corporation until discharged by the said Corporation according to its rules and regulations, or until she reaches the age of twenty-one years, whichever shall first occur.

Approved April 22, 1935.