Youth cerfew stays on books
The Greenville City Council has shown it intends to maintain the city’s juvenile curfew.
Following a public hearing during Tuesday’s regular session, the Council took a unanimous record vote in favor of renewing the curfew ordinance for three more years. A second public hearing and a final vote on the curfew are scheduled during the April 9 Council meeting.
Since 1995, juveniles in Greenville have been prohibited from being on local streets between 11 p.m. and 6 a.m. Sunday through Thursday, between midnight and 6 a.m. weekends and between 9 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. school days. The ordinance does not apply directly to students who are home-schooled.
The Council voted unanimously to renew the curfew in 2010.
Since 2010, the City of Greenville had reported 785 juvenile offenses, detained 264 juveniles and had reported 520 juvenile victims, with a total of 61 violations of the curfew.