Fugitive Safe Surrender Program ends

Today is the final day for residents to take advantage of the Fugitive Safe Surrender Program in New Jersey. The program allows people who are

The program allows people who are wanted for non-violent crimes to turn themselves in for a more lenient punishment.

The program allows people who are wanted for non-violent crimes to turn themselves in for a more lenient punishment. (11/9/13)

JERSEY CITY - Today was the final day for residents to take advantage of the Fugitive Safe Surrender Program in New Jersey.

The program allowed people who are wanted for non-violent crimes to turn themselves in for a more lenient punishment.

It started on Wednesday and ran until 4 p.m. Saturday.

Many taking part in the program lined up at Evangelismos Greek Orthodox Church in Jersey City to turn themselves in.

According to the Attorney General’s Office, close to 3,000 people surrendered themselves in the past week.

Organizers say nearly 90 percent were people facing municipal charges like traffic violations and child support issues in past safe surrender programs.

The program offers residents a way toward a clean slate record while racking up revenue for the state.

Official numbers for the surrender program will be released on Tuesday.

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