City of Camden, NJ
Camden County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the City Council of the City of Camden 11-24-1972 by Ord. No. MC-701; amended in its entirety 1-25-1973 by Ord. No. MC-720, 3-14-1974 by Ord. No. MC-810. Subsequent amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES

Alcoholic beverages — See Ch. 129.

Arcades and amusement devices — See Ch. 135.

Billiards and pool rooms — See Ch. 145.

Curfew — See Ch. 200.

Dances — See Ch. 205.

Fireworks — See Ch. 244.

Noise — See Ch. 371.

Parks and recreation — See Ch. 390.

Peace and good order — See Ch. 395.

Spray paints and indelible markers — See Ch. 485.

Unlicensed vehicles — See Ch. 561.

§ 382-1
Offenses against public peace, safety and morals. 

§ 382-2
Unlawful for parent to contribute to child's delinquency. 

§ 382-3
Definitions. 

§ 382-4
Unlawful for parent to encourage violation by minor. 

§ 382-5
Apprehension after curfew prima facie evidence of violation. 

§ 382-6
Action by Court; second offenses subject to penalties. 

§ 382-7
Violations and penalties. 

§ 382-1 Offenses against public peace, safety and morals.

[Amended 4-9-1987 by Ord. No. MC-2289]

Offenses against the public peace, safety, and morals are hereby defined to include, in the context of this chapter:

A. 

A felony, high misdemeanor, misdemeanor or other offense.

B. 

The violation of any penal law or municipal ordinance.

C. 

Any act or offense for which he could be prosecuted in the method partaking of the nature of a criminal action or proceeding.

D. 

Being a disorderly person.

E. 

Any of the following acts:

(1) 

Habitual vagrancy.

(2) 

Incorrigibility.

(3) 

Immorality.

(4) 

Knowingly associating with thieves or vicious or immoral persons.

(5) 

Growing up in idleness or delinquency.

(6) 

Knowingly visiting gambling places or patronizing other places or establishments, his admission to which constitutes a violation of law.

(7) 

Idly roaming the streets at night.

(8) 

Habitual truancy from school.

(9) 

Deportment endangering the morals, health or general welfare of a child.

F. 

Any and all state statutes under Title 39 of the Motor Vehicle Act as to violations in the operation and use of a motor vehicle, but not including violations for parking.

§ 382-2 Unlawful for parent to contribute to child's delinquency.

It shall be unlawful for any parent, legal guardian or other person having the care or custody of a minor child under 18 years of age, by any act or word or the failure to act or by the lack of supervision and control over said minor child, to encourage, contribute toward, cause or tend to cause said child to become delinquent by reason of the activity of said minor child within the City of Camden.

§ 382-3 Definitions.

As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:

SUPERVISION
The exercise of control over a minor child, knowing his whereabouts, knowing with whom he associates and in what activities he or she may engage which could affect or offend the public peace, safety and morals.

§ 382-4 Unlawful for parent to encourage violation by minor.

It shall be unlawful for any parent, legal guardian or other person having custody and care of any minor child under the age of 18 to assist, aid, abet, allow, permit or encourage said minor to violate the provisions of this chapter or any other ordinance of the City of Camden as defined herein, either by overt act, by failing to act or by lack of supervision and control over said minor child.

§ 382-5 Apprehension after curfew prima facie evidence of violation.

Editor's Note: For related provisions, see Ch. 200, Curfew.

The fact that a child under the age of 18 years is apprehended while on any public streets, highways, alleys or parks during the hours of curfew shall be prima facie evidence of a violation of this chapter on the part of the parents, legal guardian or other person having custody or care of said minor.

§ 382-6 Action by Court; second offenses subject to penalties.

[Amended 4-9-1987 by Ord. No. MC-2289]

Any person under the age of 18 years apprehended in violation of this chapter or violation of any laws of the state as outlined in this chapter shall be brought before the Judge of the Division of the Camden County Juvenile and Domestic Relations Court, and, upon the Court's determination that the child is guilty of the offense within the purview of this chapter, the parent, legal guardian or other person having care and custody of said minor may be summoned before a Judge of the Municipal Court of the City of Camden and ordered to provide supervision of the minor. The failure of said parent, legal guardian or other person having legal custody of said minor child to provide said supervision shall, upon a second offense, cause the parent, legal guardian or other person having custody of said minor child to be subject to the penalties herein.

§ 382-7 Violations and penalties.

[Amended 4-9-1987 by Ord. No. MC-2289; 10-12-2006 by Ord. No. MC-4234]

Unless otherwise provided in the chapter, penalties against persons violating the provisions of this chapter shall be imposed in accordance with the provisions of § 1-16A.