DC Council Testimony in Opposition to 2007 Curfew Bill

Daniel Okonkwo appearedĀ on behalf of DCLY before the DC Council to deliver public testimony against the Parental Responsibility and Youth Safety Act of 2007, which attempted to impose an across-the-board curfew on children as an emergency measure.

As Okonkwo stated, the curfew was an ineffective, band-aid solution to a more endemic problem--the lack of constructive activities for children in the evening and nighttime hours. The bill ultimately did not muster enough votes for the curfew to go into effect.

Download: Testimony Against Parental Responsibility and Youth Safety Act of 2007