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: Los Angeles Clippers Hold Off Lakers, 119-115
“The time has come to hold parents accountable and give them the resources they need to help their children,” Mendoza said Friday.READ MORE: Gaudreau, Tkachuk Lead Flames Over Ducks In Shootout
“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: La Mirada Home Decorated Like 'National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation' Could Face Fines Over Display
(©2010 CBS Local Media, a division of CBS Radio Inc. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. Wire services contributed to this report.)