[HISTORY: Adopted by the Township Committee (now Township Council) of the Township of Greenwich 10-7-1974. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Alcoholic beverages — See Ch. 200.
Curfew — See Ch. 317.
The Township Council finds that unlawful acts by juveniles are increasing at an alarming rate; that such acts are frequently attributable to the lack of care, custody and control exercised by the parent; that parents should be responsible for the conduct of their children; and there should be a legal deterrent to unlawful acts by juveniles and to parental neglect of child supervision.
It shall be unlawful for a parent, guardian or other person having legal custody of a juvenile who is under the age of 18 years to knowingly fail or neglect to exercise reasonable supervision and control of the conduct of such juvenile which shall result in the commission of unlawful acts by the juvenile.
As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
- UNLAWFUL ACT OF A JUVENILE
- The commission of an act, which, if committed by an adult, would constitute a high misdemeanor or misdemeanor, a disorderly person's offense or a violation of any other penal statute, ordinance or regulation.
Whenever a parent, guardian or other person having legal custody of a juvenile shall have received notice, verbal or written, from any governmental enforcement officer that the child under his or her care has been guilty of unlawful acts, and thereafter the child repeats the commission of unlawful acts and offenses within 180 days of such notice, there shall be a rebuttable presumption that said parent, guardian or other person having legal custody of such juvenile has knowingly failed and neglected to exercise reasonable supervision and control of the conduct of such juvenile.
Any person convicted of a violation of this chapter shall be subject to a fine of not more than $500 or imprisonment for 90 days, or both, in the discretion of the Municipal Court Judge.