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OPENING EXCERPT: Young people who are out late or may not be in school during the day may need special services, resources, or simple guidance. Others may work late-night jobs to provide for themselves or their family. Some are homeless. None should be saddled with tickets, court time, or a criminal record. SEE RELATED LETTER TO THE DALLAS CITY COUNCIL: https://www.texasappleseed.org/sites/default/files/Dallas%20Curfew%20Ordinance%20Letter%2012-5-18.pdf
OPENING EXCERPT: Dear Mayor Rawlings and Dallas City Council Members, We write to urge the City of Dallas to end the juvenile curfew (Curfew) currently scheduled to expire in January of 2019. While the purpose cited by the Dallas Police Department (DPD) for enacting and maintaining a curfew—to prevent the victimization of juveniles—is laudable, citing minors and funneling them into the court process for merely being out of their homes or school ultimately harms more than helps them. Juvenile curfews undermine success for young people by bringing them into contact with the criminal justice system. SEE RELATED INFOGRAPHIC: https://www.texasappleseed.org/sites/default/files/Infographic%20-%20Dallas%20Curfew.pdf

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Immigrant Children & Families
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