CHAPTER 185

HOUSE BILL NO. 395

AS AMENDED BY

HOUSE AMENDMENT NO. 1

AN ACT MAKING A SUPPLEMENTARY APPROPRIATION TO THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND SOCIAL SERVICES, DIVISION OF JUVENILE CORRECTIONS FOR THE PURPOSE OF OPERATING THE DELAWARE YOUTH CENTER.

WHEREAS, there are many juvenile offenders committed to the custody of the Division of Juvenile Corrections who are sophisticated, aggressive, seriously disturbed, and difficult to manage, and who cannot be treated effectively in an open institution such as the Ferris School for boys; and

WHEREAS, juvenile offenders require separation from adult offenders to avoid the detrimental effect of association with older inmates which may lead them into a continued life of criminal activity; and

WHEREAS, such juvenile offenders require a separate, appropriately secure facility and specialized training and treatment programs; and

WHEREAS, the juvenile offender is not emotionally or physically mature and is still forming his attitudes, goals, and behavior patterns, it is possible for him to be rehabiliated through proper treatment; and

WHEREAS, it is in the interest of all the people of Delaware to assure every juvenile offender of the hope and the possibility of his ultimate rehabilitation and return to full, responsible membership in society; and

WHEREAS, the continued operation of the Delaware Youth Center is absolutely essential to enable the Division of Juvenile Corrections to fulfill the responsibilities outlined above;

NOW, THEREFORE:

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

Section 1. There is hereby appropriated to the Department of Health and Social Services, Division of Juvenile Correction, the sum of Three Hundred Thirty-four Thousand, Nine Hundred Forty-two Dollars ($334,942) for the purpose of operating the Delaware Youth Center, to be allocated as follows:

Salaries — Overtime

$ 10,000

Salaries & Wages of Employees (34)

258,052

Personal Services

17,020

Travel

900

Contractual Services

18,150

Supplies and Materials

21,920

Capital Outlay

8,900

TOTAL

$334,942

Section 2. This is a supplementary appropriation and the monies herein appropriated shall be paid from the General Fund of the State of Delaware out of funds not otherwise appropriated.

Section 3. Any funds appropriated herein which are unexpended shall revert to the General Fund of the State of Delaware on June 30, 1972.

Approved July 1, 1971.