Baltimore’s New Curfew Takes Effect

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The Baltimore City new curfew went into effect fort he first time on Friday. The children who are found in violation of the curfew will be escorted to youth centers. There are two youth connection centers. Baltimore has one of the strictest curfews across the country. The children are no longer allowed to roam the streets until midnight. The new law is as follows: teens under 14 years old are to be home by 9 p.m. Teens fourteen to sixteen must be in the house by 10 p.m. on school nights and 11 p.m. on weekends.

The two youth centers are open two days a week while the other five days the teens ware taken to the Department of Social Services. Children will not face criminal charges if they are out past the curfew. However, parents could be fined up to $500. The city is looking open nine centers that will be open 24 hours a day seven days a week.

 

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