CHAPTER 7

PROHIBITING DETENTION OF CHILD IN DETENTION HOME EXCEPT BY SPECIAL ORDER

AN ACT TO AMEND TITLE 31, DELAWARE CODE OF 1953 RELATING TO WELFARE, PROHIBITING THE DETENTION OF A CHILD IN A DETENTION HOME, EXCEPT BY SPECIAL ORDER.

Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Delaware:

Section 1, Title 31, Delaware Code of 1953, is amended by adding a new § 5708, as follows:

§ 5708. Detention of juveniles by special order only

No child shall be detained in any detention home of this State except when so ordered by a Judge of the Family Court for New Castle County, by a Judge of the Juvenile Court for Kent and Sussex Counties, or by the State Police or other accredited agency in the discretion of their board of managers.

Approved March 6, 1953.