Township of Winslow, NJ
Camden County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Township Committee of the Township of Winslow 6-26-74 as Ord. No. 0-7-74 as Ch. 47 of the 1970 Code of the Township of Winslow. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Curfew — See Ch. 120.
A. 
Offenses against the public peace, safety and morals include violations of the Curfew Ordinance, Chapter 120 of the Code of the Township of Winslow; defacing the property of another (graffiti); destroying any property of another; mugging; assaults; assaults and battery; loitering in groups of three (3) or more on any public streets, highways or alleys; littering or destruction or defacing of public property owned by the governments of the township, county or state; destruction of playground equipment and public parks; the consumption of alcoholic beverages on a public street; drunkenness; begging; lack of supervision by a parent, legal guardian or other person having the care or custody of a minor child under the age of eighteen (18); and indecent exposure.
B. 
A "person" is defined to include parents, guardians or persons having custody or control of minor children.
It shall be unlawful for any person to offend against the public peace, safety and morals as defined herein, or fail to supervise any minor under the age of eighteen (18) years after appearing before a court of competent jurisdiction for any violation of any statute or municipal ordinance, and same shall be punishable by a fine of not more than five hundred dollars ($500.) or imprisonment not exceeding ninety (90) days, or both.
It shall be unlawful for any parent, legal guardian or other person having the care or custody of a minor child under eighteen (18) years of age, by any act or by any word or by the failure to act or by lack of supervision and control over said minor child, to encourage, contribute toward, cause or tend to cause said minor child to become neglected or delinquent by reason of activity of said minor child within the Township of Winslow so as to come or tend to come under the jurisdiction of the Municipal Court of the Township of Winslow, knowing that said minor has offended the public peace, safety and morals, including any criminal statute of the State of New Jersey or ordinance of the Township of Winslow. Said parent, legal guardian or person having custody of said minor shall be punished by a fine not exceeding five hundred dollars ($500.) or imprisonment not exceeding ninety (90) days, or both.
A. 
It shall be unlawful for any parent, legal guardian or other person having custody and care of any minor child under the age of eighteen (18) to assist, aid, abet, allow, permit or encourage said minor to violate the provisions of this chapter or any other ordinance of the Township of Winslow as defined herein, either by overt act, by failing to act or by lack of supervision and control over said minor child.
B. 
The fact that a child under the age of eighteen (18) years is apprehended while on any public streets, highways, alleys or parks after curfew between the hours of said curfew as established in § 120-1 of Chapter 120, Curfew, of the Code, shall be prima facie evidence of a violation of this section on the part of the parents, legal guardian or other person having custody or care of said minor; and said parent, guardian or person having the custody and care of said minor shall be punished by a fine not exceeding five hundred dollars ($500.) or imprisonment not exceeding ninety (90) days in the county jail, or both.
Any minor who is under the age of eighteen (18) apprehended for the violation of this chapter, any laws of the State of New Jersey, ordinances of this municipality or any federal statute shall be brought forthwith before a Judge of the Municipal Court of the Township of Winslow, and the parent, legal guardian or other person having care and custody of said minor shall be summoned or arrested and brought before a Judge of the Municipal Court of the Township of Winslow when said minor child is apprehended. The said minor child shall be held in the Children's Shelter or the county jail, according to the direction and orders of the Judge of the Municipal Court of the Township of Winslow, and the parent, legal guardian or person having the custody of said minor child, as aforesaid, who shall fail to provide supervision of said minor, as aforesaid, after the first offense by said minor, shall be subject to the penalties herein provided.