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Delaware

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The Delaware Center for Justice serves both adults and youth who are justice-involved – transforming the delivery of justice in Delaware and implementing programs that facilitate fresh starts for victims of crime, youth at risk, and the incarcerated. 

Primary Contact Name: Ashley Biden
Position: Executive Director
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Phone: 302-658-7174 Ext. 29

Legislation

  • BIll: HB 339 - WIN

    Type of Reform

    Bill: HB 339 - WIN

    Type of Reform: Jail Removal.  This bill allows children under the age of 18 to be transferred to the Department of Corrections only after adjudication and an imposition of a sentence of incarceration. Currently, Delaware permits juveniles charged with adult offenses to be held in default of bail in the custody of the Department of Corrections. The trend nationwide is to hold juveniles charged with adult offenses in juvenile facilities pretrial as these facilities provide educational and rehabilitative programs.

    Year: 2018

  • Bill Number: HB 306 - WIN

    Type of Reform

    BIll: HB 306 - WIN 

    Type of Reform: Raise the Floor and Reverse Waiver.  This bill raises the minimum age of automatic transfer on a firearm offense from 15-years-old to 16-year-old.  Provides that 16 and 17-year-olds shall be tried as an adult for a firearm offense only following an evidentiary hearing where the Superior Court finds proof positive or presumption great that the accused used, displayed, or discharged a firearm.  The Attorney General may elect to proceed in Family Court.

    Year: 2018

  • Bill Number: HB 9- Win

    Type of Reform

    Reverse Waiver Reform- Limits the offenses that are ineligible for reverse waiver to juvenile court to firearm offenses.

    Year: 2017

  • Bill Number: SB 200 - WIN!

    Type of Reform

    Transfer Reform - Limits the number of youth automatically transferred to adult court for robbery charges. Now, charge must include a weapon or significant injury.

    Year: 2005


Reports

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