Thousands of Garden State residents who are wanted by the law are flocking to Jersey City this week – to participate in Fugitive Safe Surrender.

Fugitive Safe Surrender (David Matthau, Townsquare Media NJ)

“Anybody out there who has a warrant, either for traffic, a criminal warrant, as well as child support, this is an opportunity to get a second chance in the criminal justice system and be productive citizen in the State of New Jersey,” said Jim Plousis, chairman of the State Parole Board.

He stressed Fugitive Safe Surrender is not an amnesty program, but participants will get favorable consideration from the court.

The program runs from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday. Fugitives can  turn themselves in at Evangelismos Greek Orthodox Church in Jersey City. After that, they will be taken across the street to have their cases adjudicated at the Jersey City Armory.