By Japhanie Gray  abc KSAT12

San Antonio Council members will soon revisit the city’s curfew ordinance with possible changes that will make it less criminalizing.

Fast Facts:

  • Current ordinance prohibits youths under age 17 from being out during school hours, 9 a.m.-2:30 p.m. and 11 p.m.-6 a.m., unsupervised.
  • Those in violation could face a class C misdemeanor and a fine of up to $500.
  • Council members are looking into ways to be more productive with the punishment rather than potentially “ruining their lives with a criminal record,” Councilman Greg Brockhouse said
  • Brockhouse said the court system is exploring rehabilitation efforts to keep youths in school or employed during those hours.
  • The possible changes are set to be discussed in May.

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