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FORMERLY

SENATE BILL NO. 209

AN ACT TO AMEND TITLE 10 OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO FAMILY COURT OF THE STATE OF DELAWARE AND DOMESTIC VIOLENCE.

BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF DELAWARE:

Section 1. Amend Chapter 9, Title 10 of the Delaware Code by making deletions as shown by strike through and insertions as shown by underline as follows:

§ 1024 First offenders domestic violence diversion program.

(d) At the time of arraignment any person qualifying under subsection (c) of this section as a first offender and who elects to apply under this section shall admit to the offense by entering a plea of guilty, as a first offender. The court, without entering a judgment of guilt and with the consent of the accused, may defer further proceedings and shall place the offender on probation for a period of 1 year upon terms and conditions of which shall include but not be limited to:

(1) Enrollment with a counseling service Delaware Domestic Violence Coordinating Council certified domestic violence treatment provider for the purposes of evaluation and such counseling services treatment as the evaluation counselor deems necessary;

(2) Satisfactory completion of the counseling program Delaware Domestic Violence Coordinating Council certified treatment program;

Approved August 03, 2016