A July 21 Metro article incorrectly described one of the exceptions to the District's curfew law. Youths can be out past curfew if they are on errands at the direction of a parent or guardian, without any detours or stops. Contrary to the article, written permission from the parent or guardian is not required under the law. The law also makes exceptions for youths who are on their way home from work or on an outing as part of a civic or church group.
Facts and Figures on D.C. Curfew Change
D.C. police soon will begin enforcing a stricter curfew for youths in the city. It's part of an emergency crime bill passed by the D.C. Council and endorsed by Mayor Anthony A. Williams (D).
QHow does the curfew work for youths in the District?
AYouths 16 or younger will not be allowed on District streets, in parks or in other outdoor places after 10 p.m.
Even on weekends?
When does the new curfew take effect?
The date is to be determined, but very soon. Officials have not announced it.
Who sets the time?
The mayor. The council gave him authority to make the change.
My kids and I don't live in the District. Does the law affect us?
Yes. The curfew covers all youths in the District, no matter where they are from.
Are there any exceptions?