CHAPTER 205 - JUVENILE COURT CITY OF WILMINGTON

AN ACT REGULATING THE CARE, TREATMENT AND CONTROL OF DELINQUENT, INCORRIGIBLE AND DEPENDENT CHILDREN IN THE STATE OF DELAWARE; CONFERRING EXCLUSIVE JURISDICTION TO THE JUVENILE COURT FOR THE CITY OF WILMINGTON AND NEW CASTLE COUNTY AND THE JUVENILE COURT FOR KENT AND SUSSEX COUNTIES.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the State of Delaware in General Assembly met (two-thirds of all the members elected to each branch concurring therein):

Section 1. On and after the passage and approval of this Act, the exclusive legal jurisdiction relating to children, including juvenile delinquents, truants, neglected, incorrigible, dependent and unprotected children, and all other cases where the custody or legal protection of children is in question, in all cases in New Castle County shall be vested in the Juvenile Court for City of Wilmington and New Castle County, and in all cases in Kent and Sussex Counties shall be vested in the Juvenile Court for Kent and Sussex Counties, provided, however, that said courts shall not have probate jurisdiction.

Section 2. Nothing in this Act shall be construed to impair, limit or restrict the jurisdiction of the Court of General Sessions, or of the Orphans' Court, of the State of Delaware, as now provided by law, in the matters set forth in Section 1 of this Act, or to impair, limit, or restrict the power, duties, responsibilities, and authority of the State Board of Charities, and/or any subdivisions thereof, or any other department, agency, or organization administering child welfare services within the State of Delaware, as may be deemed proper and expedient for the supervision, care, custody, board, and placement of dependent and neglected children as now provided by law.

Section 3. All Acts or parts of Acts inconsistent with the provisions hereof are hereby repealed.

Approved May 17, 1937.