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7/2/2015 - County Curfew Ordinances

 Cumberland County Curfew Ordinances
Impact of Curfew Ordinances on Safety


Summer is in full swing, and that means our community’s youth are out and about enjoying the warmer weather. The warmer weather means more interaction between families, friends, neighbors - even strangers. As people spend more time out during the evenings, summer can also create a recipe for crime and victimization. Research has shown that violent crime and victimization increases at night. Your child becomes more vulnerable when the sun goes down.
The constitutionality of juvenile curfew ordinances has been challenged in several places across the state. Many municipalities are reviewing and revising their municipal curfew ordinances to address those challenges. Notwithstanding, the Cumberland County Positive Youth Development Coalition (CCPYDC) would like to remind you that municipal curfew ordinances remain in place and are good rule of thumb to follow to keep your child safe.
If parent's strive to make sure their children are supervised during the late evening hours, it reduces the opportunity for juvenile delinquency and has been shown to reduce the likelihood of youth becoming a victim by as much as 17.7%1.

Local Cumberland County communities with a curfew ordinance that remain on the books are listed below:

Bridgeton

16 & Under

17 years old

Mon-Sun

10:00 PM-6:00 AM

11:00 PM-6:00 AM

Maurice River Township

17 & Under

Sun-Thurs

10:00 PM-6:00 AM

Fri-Sat

11:00 PM-6:00 AM

Commercial Township

17 & Under

Halloween Night Only

10:00 PM

Millville

17 & Under

Mon-Sun

9:00 PM-6:00 AM

Deerfield Township

17 & Under

Sun-Thurs

10:00 PM-5:00 AM

Fri-Sat

11:00 PM-5:00 AM

Upper Deerfield Township

16 & Under

17 & Under

Mon-Sun

10:00 PM-6:00 AM

11:00 PM-6:00 AM

Downe Township

16 & Under

17 years old

Mon-Sun

10:00 PM-6:00 AM

11:00 PM-6:00 AM

Vineland

13 & Under

Mon-Sun

10:00 PM-5:00 AM

Lawrence Township

17 & Under

Sun-Thurs

10:00 PM-6:00 AM

Fri-Sat

11:00 PM-6:00 AM

14-17 years old

Sun-Thurs

11:00 PM-5:00 AM

Fri-Sat

12:00 AM-5:00 AM


 *Currently, there is no curfew ordinance in place for Fairfield Township, Greenwich Township, Hopewell Township, Stow Creek Township, or the Borough of Shiloh.

For information on programs for your child near you, please visit your local Family Success Center.

Great Bridgeton Family Success Center
155 Spruce Street
Bridgeton, NJ 08302
856-451-1133

Holly City Family Success Center
21 East Main Street, Rear Entry
Millville, NJ 08332
856-327-1510

IMPACT Family Success Center of Vineland
1038 E. Chestnut Avenue, Suite 235
Vineland, NJ 08360
856-507-7840

Commercial Township Family Success Center
8879 Highland Street
Port Norris, NJ 08349
856-413-5494

For additional information on camps for children and family events, check out the list located on the Cumberland County Human Services Department, Human Services Advisory Council webpage (entitled 2015 Summer in Cumberland)2. Here you can also find the County’s HELP/AYUDA brochure, which lists various social services, by category, available in the County.

The CCPYDC is a county-wide partnership of diverse stakeholders representing 85 agencies from various municipal, county, and state agencies; social and youth serving organizations; faith-based institutions; and school districts dedicated to reducing risky juvenile behaviors and preventing delinquency. The Coalition is staffed by the Walter Rand Institute for Public Affairs (WRI), Rutgers University, Camden Campus. WRI addresses public policy issues impacting Southern New Jersey through applied research, community engagement and organizational development.