Curfews to Start Earlier
- 1) District Curfew for Teens: Curfew to Start Earlier2) School Safety Resources3) Volunteers Needed (Hurricane Katrina Aftermath)Refugees/Victims to Be Transported to Washington, DC This Weekend.
August 30, 2005
Teen Curfew to Start an Hour Earlier on Weeknights in DC
Stepped-up enforcement leads to more than 2,100 curfew violations during 2005
With students returning to school, the Metropolitan Police Department reminds young people and their families that the District of Columbia's teen curfew begins an hour earlier on weeknights.
Starting Thursday, September 1 and continuing through next June, curfew for young people under the age of 17 begins at 11 pm on Sunday through Thursday nights, and continues until 6 am the following day. On weekend nights, curfew begins at 12:01 am, and ends at 6 the next morning. During the months of July and August only, curfew hours are from 12:01 am to 6 am, seven nights a week.
Under the Juvenile Curfew Act of 1995, persons under the age of 17 cannot remain in or on a street, park or other outdoor public place, in a vehicle or on the premises of any establishment within the District of Columbia during curfew hours, unless they are accompanied by a parent or guardian or are involved in certain exempted activities. Exempted activities include work, school, religious, civic or organized recreational activities, as well as the exercise of First Amendment rights. The law applies to all young people who are in the District during curfew hours, regardless of whether they reside inside or outside the city.
As part of its juvenile crime prevention strategy, the MPD has stepped up enforcement of the curfew law. As of
August 20, MPD officers had cited 2,123 curfew violators during 2005. This year's figure is already 74 percent higher than the 1,219 curfews issued in all of 2004.
Young people who repeatedly violate the curfew are subject to penalties that include up to 25 hours of community service. A parent or legal guardian who knowingly permits a minor to violate the law faces up to a $500 fine, community service or both.
Additional information about the District's curfew law, including resources for young people, is available on the MPDC website at www.mpdc.dc.gov/curfew.
___________________________________________________________________________________________Metropolitan Police Department School Safety Resources: http://mpdc.dc.gov/mpdc/cwp/view,a,1237,q,547515,mpdcNav_GID,1549,mpdcNav,|.asp
A variety of informative and helpful resources on the topic of school violence and safety are listed below. The following sites are not endorsed by the Metropolitan Police Department. They are intended to provide parents, students, teachers and others with a range of information and resources they can use to help address this serious issue.
- Caregivers' Guide to School Safety and
A call to action from the National Crime Prevention Council that outlines specific things parents and caregivers can do to improve school safety and security.
- Center for the Study and Prevention of Violence
- Coaches Against Gun Violence
A violence prevention awareness program, established by the Alliance for Justice, targeting high school students and student-athletes.
- DCPS School Safety Advisory
Comprehensive safety and preparedness information provided by the DC Public Schools.
- Early Warning, Timely Response: A Guide to Safe
This comprehensive document, published by the US Department of Education and the US Department of Justice, offers early warning, prevention, intervention and crisis response information.
- Indicators of School Crime and Safety
A collaboration of the Bureau of Justice Statistics and National Center for Educational Statistics data, strategies and a safety checklist for parents.
- National Alliance for Safe Schools
Provides a variety of research, training, and technical assistance information.
- National Association for School Resource Officers
- National Institute for Justice Report
The Appropriate and Effective Use of Security Technologies in US Schools
School Safety Center
The Center offers a wide range of services, statistics, publications, training, and resources on the issue of school safety. The site also includes a report on all school-related killings in the United States since 1992.
- Promoting Safe and Drug-Free Schools: An Internet
A guide to help educators and parents locate background data and current information on effective safety strategies on the Internet; provided by the National Clearinghouse for English Language Acquisition and Language Instruction Educational Programs (NCELA).
- Preventing Youth Violence in Urban Schools
A collection of essays from the Educational Resources Information Center.
- Safe Schools Coalition, Inc.
A forum for educators, community leaders, law enforcement, parents and students to share ideas for making schools safe.
- School Safety Resources
Various school safety resources assembled by the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention.
- School Safety and Security Toolkit
From the National Crime Prevention Council, a guide for parents, schools and communities who want to create and sustain safe schools.
Pledge Against Gun Violence
This nationwide campaign is designed to encourage middle school and high school students to reject gun violence.
For more information about school safety, or to request a presentation from a crime prevention expert, contact the MPDC's Community Outreach Section at (202) 727-0783.
This information was confirmed by a hotel official on Thursday Morning 9/1/05.
To: Washington Market
Fr: Melissa Addams, Jennifer Hankin
RE: Hurricane Relief Call Center Job Fair
CC: Washington Production
Looking for work? Want to make some money right NOW? Augmentation job placement is staffing a Call Center to aid the current Hurricane Relief effort. Earn great money AND help Hurricane victims. 450 full-time positions need to be filled immediately. Earn fifteen dollars an hour, forty to sixty hours a week! Overtime pays $22.50 and even though these are temporary positions, the call center’s efforts may continue for months. The location is metro accessible in Hyattsville, across from the Mall at Prince Georges. You must be a US citizen and possess good phone etiquette and basic computer skills. Bring a valid Driver’s License and Social Security Card or Birth Certificate. Open interviews are Thursday and Friday from 9 to 5 at the College Park Best Western. Walk in – dress professionally and be ready to start work this week! That’s this Thursday and Friday from 9 to 4 at the College Park Best Western – 8601 Baltimore Blvd.
The Red Cross is looking for local volunteers to staff phones and assist with refugees who will be arriving in the Washington, DC area in the coming days. Metro buses have already departed to bring people to this area.
Travel to the affected areas to help distribute food and water. Contact the Red Cross and ask about how you can receive transportation, food and lodging in order to assist with this very serious mission.
OR to make a donation, visit www.redcross.org or call 1-800-HELP-NOW.
To volunteer with the Red Cross, please send an email with your daytime contact information to: ncacinfo@...
- Caregivers' Guide to School Safety and Security