TITLE 31

Welfare

Training Schools for Delinquent Children

CHAPTER 52. INTERSTATE COMPACT ON JUVENILES

Subchapter I. Findings; Execution


(a) The General Assembly finds and declares:

(1) That juveniles who are not under proper supervision and control, or who have absconded, escaped or run away, are likely to endanger their own health, morals and welfare and the health, morals and welfare of others; and

(2) That the cooperation of this State with other states is necessary to provide for the welfare and protection of juveniles and of the people of this State.

(b) It shall, therefore, be the policy of this State in adopting the Interstate Compact on Juveniles to cooperate fully with other states:

(1) In returning juveniles to such other states whenever their return is sought; and

(2) In accepting the return of juveniles whenever a juvenile residing in this State is found or apprehended in another state and in taking all measures to initiate proceedings for the return of such juveniles.

31 Del. C. 1953, § 5201; 54 Del. Laws, c. 64.;

The Governor is hereby authorized and directed to execute a compact on behalf of this State with any other state or states legally joining therein in the form substantially as follows.

31 Del. C. 1953, § 5202; 54 Del. Laws, c. 64.;