Recent Positive Legislation Affecting Juveniles

The Delaware Office of Defense Services and various community partners successfully advocated for numerous pieces of legislation in 2018. The bills, many with bipartisan backing, advanced numerous causes including:  expansion of juvenile expungement; enlargement of the Juvenile Civil Citation program; minimization of the use of minimum mandatory sentencing for juveniles; limitations on the housing of juveniles in adult prisons; and changes to when juveniles must be prosecuted as adults for certain firearm-related charges.