Decision on change to curfew postponed

Proposal would move curfew to 11 p.m. on weekends

INDIANAPOLIS - A decision on whether to enforce an earlier curfew for teens in Marion County was postponed Tuesday evening.

The Rules and Public Policy Committee of the City-County Council held a public hearing on the proposal to move the curfew for teens ages 15 to 17 to 11 p.m. every night of the week.

That is already the curfew Sunday through Thursday, but the law currently allows teens to be in public places in Marion County until 1 a.m. on weekends.

Supporters of a stricter curfew said it is a tool to cut crime, but not everyone agrees that it will make a difference.

"The community can make a huge impact on our youth -- no matter what the curfew is, kids need to know there are people in their community that care about them, and not just that they care that they stay away and don't commit crime, but that they care they are successful," juvenile justice advocate Jenny Young said.

Rev. Charles Harrison of the Indianapolis Ten Point Coalition tweeted his support for the proposal.

This was not the first time city leaders have discussed pushing up the curfew.

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