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Richmond Establishes Curfew for Minors

Richmond Public School Superintendent Jason Kamras says 169 juveniles have been shot in Richmond since 2019.

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The City of Richmond and the Richmond Police have decided that the best way to deal with the recent surge in teen violence is to establish a curfew.

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Parents and guardians!

Please help keep Richmond’s youth safe. Remember that the longstanding city code regarding curfew for juveniles, with some exceptions, means curfew for juveniles starts at 11 p.m. each night.
Curfew runs from 11p.m. – 5 a.m. and is for any unemancipated minor under the age of 18.

Exceptions:

  • When minor is accompanied by parent or legal guardian.
  • On emergency errand at the direction of parent or legal guardian or involved in legitimate emergency circumstance.
  • Engaged in employment or going to/from employment activity.
  • Attending or returning from school, religious, civic organization activity.
  • The minor is within 25 feet of their residence.

Code 19-385 Offenses:
(a) It shall be unlawful for a minor to remain in any public place or on the premises of any establishment within the City during curfew hours.
(b) It shall be unlawful for a parent or legal guardian of a minor to knowingly permit or by insufficient control to allow the minor to remain in any public place or on the premises of any establishment within the City during curfew hours.
(c) It shall be unlawful for the proprietor, manager, or other person having charge or control of an establishment to knowingly allow a minor, other than an employee, to remain upon the premises of the establishment during curfew hours.

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