City may open curfew centers for teens

MEMPHIS, Tenn.– The Memphis city council is taking steps to explore how to help young people and tackle crime with a new resolution that would look at opening a curfew center in the city, a safe place where young people who are out too late can be taken.

Memphis has a curfew law that states any minor 16 or younger must be off the street by 10 p.m. Mondays-Thursdays and by 11 p.m. Fridays – Sundays. Those age 17 get one extra hour, and there are some exceptions for minors who are employed or accompanied by a parent.

But Memphis police say they don’t have the resources to enforce the curfew.

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September 22, 2022