From Misdemeanor To Second Chance: San Antonio Redefines Its Youth Curfew

The City Council decriminalized curfew violations, and is devoting $500,000 to a 23-hour re-engagement center for young people.

By PhillipsSeptember 21, 2018 9:30 am, , ,

From Texas Public Radio:

Austin got rid of its youth curfew ordinance last year out of concern that it was funneling teens into the criminal justice system.

But when it came time for the San Antonio City Council to take a look at its curfew this past spring, it took a different route: rather than criminalizing youth for staying out late, it’s attempting to address why youth are staying out late in the first place.

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