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In The News

  • 9/19/2014 Muskegon Police step up teenager curfew enforcement The Muskegon Police Department in Michigan is planning to enforce youth curfew laws this weekend as part of their Safe Days, Quiet Nights Initiative. Officers plan to educate youth who are out after curfew with their Curfew Intervention Program (C.I.P), which teaches them about staying safe. The curfew begins at 11 pm for those under the age of 17 and 10 pm for those under the age of 12, unless that youth is accompanied by their parent or legal guardian.
  • 9/19/2014 Girls Court aims to support young women with services, not sentences The city of Jacksonville, Florida has launched a Girls Court, a new initiative that focuses on providing counseling and support services for girls in the juvenile justice system. The special court hears cases where the defendant is a girl with a prior criminal history and is a runaway, pregnant, parenting, a victim of human trafficking, or has been sexually abused. The program is intended to address the underlying issues in each girl's life in order to place them on the right path.