NJ to hold fugitive safe surrender days in April

New Jersey law enforcement authorities will hold "safe surrender" days this month, where nonviolent offenders with arrest warrants can have their cases resolved quickly, often

ATLANTIC CITY - New Jersey law enforcement authorities will hold "safe surrender" days this month, where nonviolent offenders with arrest warrants can have their cases resolved quickly, often without jail time.

The four-day program will start April 21, then resume from April 23-25 at Grace Assembly of God Church in Atlantic City. The event will be staged from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day, with cases being adjudicated at temporary courtrooms a few blocks away.

Attorney General Jeff Chiesa says the program keeps everyone safe by cutting down on potentially dangerous arrests.

The program is open to those wanted for nonviolent crimes or disorderly person offenses, including family matters and child support. It's not an amnesty program, but does offer favorable consideration from the court, often in the form of reduced fines or probation instead of jail time.

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