Starting this weekend, juveniles caught violating the city’s curfew will be taken to the Summer Curfew Center.
Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake announced on Wednesday that the center, located at 200 East North Avenue, will operate between midnight and 6 a.m. on Saturday and Sunday through Aug. 11.
"Reducing youth violence requires a collaborative approach between law enforcement, juvenile justice partners, and core service agencies," Rawlings-Blake said in a news release. "Baltimore’s Summer Curfew Center is an interagency collaboration, designed to prevent violence, make parents accountable for the whereabouts of their children, and provide supervision and services for vulnerable families."
Any juvenile found on the streets after curfew will be taken to the center and held until a parent or guardian picks them up. Last year 748 youths were brought to the center, an average of 28 a night, according to the news release.
Youths, who are brought to the center, and already under Maryland Department of Juvenile Services supervision, will be required to report to their caseworker the next business day. A violation will be issued if the juvenile does not report.