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DEKALB COUNTY, GA (CBS46) -

DeKalb County has now adopted a juvenile curfew ordinance.

The ordinance imposes a curfew between the hours of midnight and 5 a.m.

It will allow exceptions for those young people who are working, returning home from a school or religious event and are accompanied by a parent or guardian.

"This ordinance is not intended to make criminals of our youth, the purpose is to aid our officers in addressing juvenile loitering and safeguard our youth so that they do not become victims of crime," said Commissioner Larry Johnson.

The ordinance will take effect on March 1, 2014.

Read more: PDF about curfew details.

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