SENATE BILL NO. 354
AN ACT TO AMEND TITLE 10 OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO ADJUDICATION.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF DELAWARE :
Section 1. Amend §1009(c), Title 10 of the Delaware Code, by adding the following immediately after paragraph 16 of said subsection:
“(17) When the Court sentences a child to participate in counseling, mental health treatment or to a Child Mental Health consultation or assessment as required, the Court shall be authorized, in addition to any other disposition authorized by this section, to order such child’s parents, guardian or custodian to participate in counseling as determined by the Court or as recommended by Child Mental Health. Such counseling shall be designed to assist in deterring future delinquent or unruly actions or other conduct or conditions which would be harmful to the child or society. If the child is Court ordered into a detention facility or residential treatment facility, the Court may order the parents, guardian or custodian to participate in any treatment or counseling program recommended by the facility.”
Approved July 10, 2006