STATE OF DELAWARE
EXECUTIVE ORDER NUMBER NINE
TO: Heads of State Departments and Agencies
SUBJECT: Designation Of The Delaware Commission On Children And Youth As The Official State Agency To Coordinate A State-Wide Program For The Prevention Of Juvenile Delinquency
WHEREAS, during the past year one of the greatest concerns of the Conference of Governors has been the reported increase of juvenile delinquency throughout the country; and
WHEREAS, the recently published crime report of J. Edgar Hoover reflected an alarming nationwide increase. Fortunately, according to this report, Delaware did not follow the national trend. This is a condition we wish to continue, and to improve; and
WHEREAS, it is recognized that prevention of such delinquency involves the total development of youth; and
WHEREAS, the act that created the Delaware Commission on Children and Youth in 1951, says:
"The purposes of the Commission shall be:
1. To formulate plans and courses of action covering the unmet needs of children and youth.
2. To make recommendations to the Governor, to the General Assembly, and to governmental and voluntary agencies, organizations, and institutions, on all matters affecting children and youth."
NOW, THEREFORE, I, Elbert N. Carvel, Governor of the State of Delaware, do hereby designate the Delaware Commission on Children and Youth as the official state agency to coordinate the efforts of all public and private groups in a statewide program for the prevention of juvenile delinquency.
The Delaware Commission on Children and Youth will have the authority to call together the heads of the various agencies responsible for education, recreation, physical and mental health, employment, welfare, public housing and urban renewal, law enforcement, correction, and rehabilitation. The full cooperation of all agencies in the development of a state-wide prevention program is urged.
APPROVED this seventeenth day of July, 1962.
By the Governor
ELBERT N. CARVEL
Attest: ELISHA C. DUKES, Secretary of State