LOS ANGELES (CBS) — Parents or guardians of LAUSD students convicted of gang-related crimes must now attend parenting classes and meet with families that have been victimized by gang violence.
The Parental Accountability Act, Assembly Bill 1291, was authored by Assemblyman Tony Mendoza, D-Norwalk.READ MORE: 'It's The Logical Thing To Do': New Billboard Urges Angelenos To Get Vaccinated So They Can 'Live Long And Prosper'
“The time has come to hold parents accountable and give them the resources they need to help their children,” Mendoza said Friday.READ MORE: Deep-Sea Pacific Footballfish, Typically Found At Depths Of More Than 3,000 Feet, Washes Up On Crystal Cove Beach
“It’s clear parents and guardians have serious challenges addressing the disciplinary needs of their children,” Mendoza said. “Parents will be mandated to acknowledge the consequences of their children’s potential involvement with gangs, before it’s too late.”
The bill, which was introduced in 2007, went into effect in January.MORE NEWS: Off-Duty LAPD Officer Arrested During Family Disturbance In Inglewood
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