Curfew Sweep Nets 37 Minors

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    Antioch police detained 37 minors who violated the city's curfew  during a "sweep" this weekend.
        The city ordinance generally prohibits anyone younger than 18  years old from being in any public area between the hours of 11 p.m. and 5  a.m. daily, Antioch police said.

        It was adopted to promote safety and discourage Antioch youth from  becoming participants or victims of crimes, according to police.     The "curfew sweep" was coordinated through a partnership between  the Antioch Police Department and REACH Project, Inc., an addiction treatment  center that also runs a youth intervention program. The sweep was designed to  reduce the number of juveniles out after curfew.
        Those detained were brought to the processing center at the police  department and turned over to the staff of the REACH Project, who providing  counseling, according to police. The minors were then released to their  parents.
        REACH Project has planned follow-up juvenile diversion services,  which will address decision-making skills and training, understanding youth  and the law, and applying principles of restorative justice.
        Future sweeps are planned throughout the summer to reduce the  number of minors who violate the curfew and increase the accountability and  responsibility of children and their parents, police said.