[HISTORY: Adopted by the Township Committee of the Township of Westampton 5-28-1996 by Ord. No. 11-1996. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Parental responsibility — See Ch. 171.
For purposes of this chapter, the following terms shall be defined to mean:
- A 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 17 years.
- PUBLIC PLACE
- Any place to which the public has access, including but not limited to a public street, road, thoroughfare, sidewalk, bridge, alley, plaza, park, recreation, athletic or shopping area, public transportation facility, vehicle used for public transportation, parking lot or any other public building, structure or area.
It shall be unlawful for juveniles to be in any public place between the hours of 11:00 p.m. and 6:00 a.m. on Sunday through Thursday and between 12:00 midnight and 6:00 a.m. on Friday and Saturday unless accompanied by a parent or guardian.
This prohibition does not apply if said juvenile is:
Engaged in or traveling to or from a business or occupation which the laws of the State of New Jersey authorize a juvenile to perform.
Engaged in an errand involving a medical emergency.
Attending religious services, extracurricular school activities, activities sponsored by a religious or community organization or other cultural, educational or social events or is in direct transit to or from such events.
It shall be unlawful for any parent or guardian to permit, suffer or allow any juvenile in his or her care to be in any public place without the accompaniment of a parent or guardian between the hours of 11:00 p.m. and 6:00 a.m. on Sunday through Thursday and between 12:00 midnight and 6:00 a.m. on Friday and Saturday.
Any person found guilty of having violated § 112-2 or 112-3 of this chapter shall perform community service for eight hours for the first offense and not more than 20 hours for each additional offense, and, if parents or guardians as well as a juvenile are found guilty of violating this chapter, the parents or guardians shall perform community service together with the juvenile.