Fight D.C.’s Teen-Crime Wave with Teen Work
- BY Nick Stehle
A mandatory curfew. That’s the newest way in which Washington, D.C., is attempting to solve a troubling rise in crime, especially crime committed by teenagers. Since September 1, teenagers under 17 years old have been banned from leaving their homes between 11 p.m. and 6 a.m. in seven neighborhoods. Yet instead of essentially locking teens in their homes at night, the city should try a real solution: empowering teens to get jobs during the day.