Section: Construction as continuation of heretofore existing laws
18A:47-4. Such special school shall receive, restrain, and instruct dependent delinquent children, and children under the age of 16 years, committed to such school by the Superior Court, Chancery Division, Family Part pursuant to the "New Jersey Code of Juvenile Justice," P.L.1982, c. 77 (C.2A:4A-20 et seq.).
If in the judgment of the court the best interests of a child demand that the special school have the entire charge and control of the child, the court may take the custody of the child from its parents or guardian and give it, for an indeterminate period, to the board of education having control of the special school. When in the judgment of the board the conduct of the child has so improved that it should be permitted to attend the regular public schools, it may return the child to the custody of its parents or guardian.
Any child, under the age of 16 years, arrested for any cause except murder or manslaughter, and pupils habitually truant or incorrigible, may, by order of the Family Part be held in the school until final judgment.
L.1967, c.271; amended 1991,c.91,s.235.
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