Over 400 individuals who had outstanding warrants in New Jersey turned themselves in on Saturday afternoon.
Under South Jersey’s Fugitive Safe Surrender program, many of those individuals will have a fresh start. And they’re not the only ones.
The program will continue April 23 – 25, when anyone wanted on non-violent New Jersey warrants can turn themselves in at the Grace Assembly of God Church, in Atlantic City, New Jersey.
According to a statement released by the New Jersey Attorney General’s office, Safe Surrender program is not an amnesty program. But individuals who are wanted for non-violent offenses are given favorable consideration for their decision to voluntarily and peacefully surrender.
“For those people who still have outstanding New Jersey warrants, I urge you to take the opportunity on Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday of this week to get a fresh start” said Attorney General Jeffrey Chiesa.
Those wanted for violent crimes are also being encouraged to surrender, but will very likely be taken into custody.