Savannah City Council Focusing on Juvenile Crime - WTOC-TV: Savannah, Beaufort, SC, News, Weather & Sports

03/31/05

Savannah City Council Focusing on Juvenile Crime

The Savannah City Council is taking a hard look at juvenile crime, beginning with a special workshop led by Savannah-Chatham police chief Dan Flynn today. The city manager and juvenile court judges helped council members learn more about the problem.

Goals have been laid out to keep kids off the streets as much as possible.

Police and city council are now going to start looking at ways to curb truancy and start enforcing the curfew more strongly.

Chief Flynn also says they will start doing "curfew sweeps" during the spring and summer when the students are out of school.

The city is also looking into hiring a person to lead the juvenile task force on a permanent basis.

Reported by: Kim Angelastro, kangelastro@wtoc.com

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