New Jersey law enforcement authorities will hold "safe surrender" days next month, allowing nonviolent offenders with arrest warrants to have their cases resolved quickly, often without jail time.

Fugitive Safe Surrender (Stacy Proebstle, Townsquare Media NJ)

The four-day program will run from November 6 through November 9 at Evangelismos Greek Orthodox Church in Jersey City. The event will be staged from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day, with cases being adjudicated at temporary courtrooms across the street at the Jersey City armory.

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.

It is open to U.S. citizens and legal residents.

 

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