FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, December 13, 2011
Contact: Carrie Lynch
Mayor Pro Tem Patrick Cannon and Chief Rodney Monroe from the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department will host a press conference to recognize the beginning of the recently approved changes to the Youth Protection Ordinance.
In an effort to continue helping protect young people in our community, youth under the age of 15 and their parents need to be aware of the new rules, which will go into effect on Thursday, December 15.
Also attending the press conference will be representatives from local youth organizations. WHERE:
Disc Plaza at Trade and Tryon Streets
100 S. Tryon Street WHEN:
Thursday, December 15
10:00 a.m. Background
The Youth Protection Ordinance was established in 1995 to protect juveniles from victimization and exposure to criminal activity by establishing a curfew. Curfew Hours:
Ages 12 and under:
10 p.m. to 6 a.m. seven days per week
Ages 13 – 15:
11 p.m. to 6 a.m. seven days per week
Youth accompanied by a parent, guardian or a responsible adult over the age of 21 that has the parent’s permission to accompany the youth will not be in violation of the ordinance.
For more details about the curfew, including the exceptions to the ordinance, visit curfew.cmpd.org