CHAPTER 302

PROVIDING FOR TEMPORARY COMMITMENT OF GIRLS TO WOODS HAVEN SCHOOL FOR GIRLS

AN ACT TO AMEND CHAPTER 70 OF THE REVISED CODE OF DELAWARE, 1935, TO PROVIDE FOR TEMPORARY COMMITMENT OF GIRLS TO WOODS HAVEN 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 Par. 2515. Sec. 17. of Article 2. Chapter 70 of the Revised Code of Delaware, be and the same is hereby amended by inserting therein after the sub-paragraph designated "Fifth," a new sub-paragraph as follows:

"Sixth. Whenever it would appear to the Judges of the Family and/or Juvenile Courts of the State that the best interests of girls, who are living in circumstances of manifest danger of falling into habits of vice or immorality, shall be served by temporary care and further study of their cases, pending a final disposition thereof, it shall be lawful for said Courts to commit said girls for a temporary period not exceeding three (3) months, and it shall be lawful for the said Corporation, in its discretion, to assent to said commitment. At the end of said temporary period of commitment, the Courts shall make final disposition of said cases."

Approved June 5, 1951.