Tuesday, April 19, 2011

ATTENTION: Project Safe Surrender

You are invited to participate in "Project Safe Surrender", a collaboration between Brooklyn clergy and Brooklyn District Attorneys Charles Hynes, in partnership with the New York State Office of Court Administration, the Legal Aid Society and the NYC Police Department.

Project Safe Surrender is a community program that helps individuals resolve summons/warrants. It also helps individuals re-enter society by connecting them with vital social assistance in the areas of health, housing, employment, employment training and education. This program was inspired by a successful United States Marshall’s initiative in 2006 called “Fugitive Safe Surrender” in which 14 cities participated and over 40,000 people surrendered voluntarily. The program offers the opportunity for individuals with warrants/summons to turn themselves in to clergy and law enforcement and to have their warrants/summons lifted and their cases adjudicated in a safe environment. This is not a pardon; but rather a solution that is favorable.

On April 22-23, 20011, from 9:00AM- 5:00PM, Project Safe Surrender will open its doors at Antioch Baptist Church and Mt. Pisgah Baptist Church for people who have open warrants/summons for the following charges:

· Unlawful possession of Alcohol under age 21
· Consumption of Alcohol in Public
· Aggressive Solicitation
· Unlawful possession of handcuffs
· Littering
· Riding a bicycle on the sidewalk
· Making unreasonable noise
· Animal nuisance
· Failure to have a dog license
· Unleashed dog
· Spitting
· Trespassing
· Disorderly conduct
· Loitering
· Unlawfully in a park after hours
· Failure to comply with posted signs in park

Please call (718) 250-3888 for more information.

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