[HISTORY: Adopted by the Township Committee of the Township of West Deptford 12-7-1995 by Ord. No. 95-17. Amendments noted where applicable.]
As used in this chapter:
- The person, other than a parent, to whom legal custody of the juvenile has been given by court order or who is acting in the place of the parent or who is responsible for the care and welfare of the juvenile.
- An individual who is under the age of 18 years old.
- PUBLIC PLACE
- Any place to which the public has access, including, but not limited to a public street, road, thorofare, sidewalk, bridge, alley, plaza, park, recreation or shopping area, public transportation facility, vehicle used for public transportation, parking lot or any other public building, structure, or area within West Deptford Township.
It shall be unlawful for a juvenile of any age under 18 years to be on any public street or in a public place between the hours of 10:00 p.m. and 6:00 a.m. unless accompanied by the juvenile's parent or guardian, or unless engaged in, or traveling to or from, a business or occupation which the laws of this state authorize a juvenile to perform.
It is unlawful for any parent or guardian to allow an unaccompanied juvenile to be on any public street or in any public place during those hours.
Any person who violates this chapter shall be required to perform community service and may be subject to a fine of up to $1,000. If both a juvenile and the juvenile's parent or guardian violate this chapter, they shall be required to perform community service together.
Juveniles shall be permitted to engage in errands involving medical emergencies and to attend extracurricular school activities, activities sponsored by religious or community-based organizations, and other cultural, educational and social events after 10:00 p.m. and before 6:00 a.m.