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AN ACT TO APPROPRIATE FUNDS TO THE YOUTH SERVICES COMMISSION OF THE STATE OF DELAWARE FOR THE CONSTRUCTION OF A MAXIMUM SECURITY UNIT.

WHEREAS, the Youth Services Commission has in its custody certain delinquent juveniles who are not responsive to the "open" type institutional care provided at the Ferris School for Boys and who must be accorded intensive treatment in a secure setting, AND

WHEREAS, the Commission concurs in the dissatisfaction and disapproval expressed by members of the General Assembly at the overcrowding and lack of adequate treatment in the three available detention rooms at Ferris School, AND

WHEREAS, the Commission has no other facility to contain these juveniles except to request the Family Court to transfer such juveniles to the First Offenders Building at the New Castle County Correctional Institute at which location no treatment program is presently available, AND

WHEREAS, the Commission will have no adequate and proper facilities for treatment of such juveniles for at least two to three years assuming the construction of improved training school facilities including a maximum security intensive treatment unit, THEREFORE,

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

Section 1. There is hereby appropriated to the Youth Services Commission of the State of Delaware the sum of $40,428 for the construction of a maximum security intensive treatment unit at Ferris School for Boys, to be located in the existing building used for dining hall and gymnasium.

Section 2. This Act is a supplementary Appropriation Act and the monies hereby appropriated shall be paid out of the General Fund of the State of Delaware.

Approved January 5, 1962.