CHAPTER 160

AN ACT MAKING A SUPPLEMENTARY APPROPRIATION TO THE CORRECTIONAL COUNCIL OF DELAWARE, INC. FOR THE OPERATION OF ITS HALFWAY HOUSE.

WHEREAS, there has been a marked increase in referrals of youthful offenders to the 308 West Residence ("Halfway House") ; and

WHEREAS, experience of 308 West Residence and other similar programs throughout the country has shown that Correction and Rehabilitation results are often most significant with youthful offenders ; and

WHEREAS, one of the major basic recommendations of the President's Crime Commission was for a marked increase in the use of Halfway Houses as a means of coping with crime; and

WHEREAS, various studies within the State support the President's Crime Commission report ; and

WHEREAS, there is a pressing need for additional residential counselors for this particular work with youthful offenders at 308 West Residence.

NOW THEREFORE,

Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Delaware (three-fourths of all the Members elected to each House thereof concurring therein):

Section 1. The sum of $4,000 is appropriated to the Correctional Council of Delaware, Inc., to cover the expenses of additional residential counselors in operation of the program of 308 West Residence as provided by Chapter 322, Volume 51, Laws of Delaware, for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1968.

Section 2. This Act is a supplementary appropriation and the moneys appropriated shall be paid by the State Treasurer out of any moneys in the General Fund of the State not otherwise appropriated.

Approved December 26, 1967.