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City Council Meeting on Teen Parties

From Richmond City Council:

Councilman Charles Samuels holds meeting and urges parents to protect their children against unsafe “Teen Parties”

Warns against those exploiting our children by luring them into dangerous places

WHAT Councilman Charles R. Samuels, Richmond City Council, North Central 2nd District, will hold a meeting to discuss his concerns regarding the rash of recent dangerous and unsafe “teen parties” that are creating an unsafe environment for Richmond families and neighborhood restaurants and businesses. The meeting will include members of the Virginia Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control, Richmond Police Department, Richmond Department of Fire and Emergency Services and City staff.

Councilman Samuels warns parents to be cautious of those exploiting our children by luring them into dangerous places like un-chaperoned “teen parties” and provides the following checklist for responsible parents to use when determining if their child should attend an event:

1.      Visit a place in person to assess the safety of the inside and outside of the location

2.      Meet with those having a party in person to ask them about your child’s safety

3.      Have specific times of drop-off and pick-up

4.      Never let your child attend a party alone

5.      Check area for drugs and alcohol

6.      Have a long talk with your child about your expectations

WHEN             Wednesday, 12 May 2010

4:00 – 5:00 p.m.

WHERE Richmond Police Department Training Academy, Auditorium

1202 W. Graham Road (In Richmond’s Northside)

(1 Block west of Brook Road – Near Virginia Union University)

WHO The Honorable Charles R. Samuels, Councilman

Richmond City Council, North Central 2nd District

CONTACT For more information, please contact Jan Girardi, at 804.646.6532 or by email, atjan.girardi@richmondgov.com

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