[HISTORY: Adopted by the City Council of the City of Bridgeton 5-7-1996 by Ord. No. 95-20. Amendments noted where applicable.]
It shall be unlawful for any parent or legal guardian or other person having the care, custody, or supervision of a minor child under 18 years of age to fail to supervise such minor child.
A person commits the offense of failing to supervise a minor if the person is a parent, legal guardian, or person with legal responsibility for the safety and welfare of a child under 18 years of age and the child has been found on private property or premises open to the public in violation of any ordinance enacted by the City of Bridgeton or any law or statute of the State of New Jersey or the United States of America.
It shall be a defense to the offense of failure to supervise a minor if a child's violation of the law occurred in the presence of the parent, guardian, or other person having care, custody, and control over a minor. It shall be a defense of failure to supervise a minor if a violation by the minor occurred on private property owned by the parent, guardian, or other person having the care, custody, and control of the minor.
In addition to any fine or penalty imposed pursuant to this chapter, the Court may order any parent, guardian, or other person having care, custody, or control over the minor to pay restitution to a victim of a minor's conduct, the amount of which shall be determined by the Court.
If a minor below the age of 18 is in violation of any provision of the ordinances of the City of Bridgeton, then in such event, any citation issued pursuant to this chapter shall be issued to the parent, guardian, or other person with responsibility for care, custody and control over such minor for the violation of this chapter rather than to the offending minor.