CHAPTER 229 - JUVENILE DELINQUENTS

AN ACT TO AMEND 3827 SECTION 12 OF CHAPTER 116 OF THE REVISED CODE OF THE STATE OF DELAWARE RELATING TO DELINQUENT AND DEPENDENT CHILDREN.

Be It Enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the State of Delaware in General Assembly Met:

Section 1. That 3827, Section 12 of the Revised Code of the State of Delaware be and the same is hereby amended by striking out of said paragraph the word "dependent".

Section 2. That 3829, Section 14 of Chapter 116 of the Revised Code of the State of Delaware be and the same is hereby amended by repealing the last paragraph thereof and substituting in lieu thereof the following to be attached to what is known as 3829, Section 14:

It shall be unlawful for the Judge of the Juvenile Court, his agents, servants or employees, any Agency of the State of Delaware, to commit to the custody of the Ferris Industrial School or the Del-ware Industrial School for Girls in this State any dependent child who has no visible means of subsistence, or who is found destitute, or whose home, by reason of neglect, cruelty or depravity on the part of its parents, guardian, or other person in whose care he or she may be is an unfit place for such child.

Section 3. That 3829, Section 14 of the Revised Code of the State of Delaware be and the same is hereby amended by adding thereto another Section to be known as 3829A Section 14A:

Juvenile delinquents as referred to in Chapter- 116 and in all other Acts in this State whereby authority is given to the Commission of Juveniles to the custody of any State institution, including the Ferris Industrial School or the Delaware Industrial School for Girls shall not apply to dependent children, but only to such delinquents as defined in Article II Paragraph 3829 Section 14 of Chapter 116 of the Revised Code of the State of Delaware.

All Acts or parts of Acts inconsistent with this Act are hereby repealed to such extent where such inconsistency exists.

Approved April 18, 1935.