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Local juveniles can safely surrender THIS WEEK

Juvenile Safe Surrender program in Cleveland. (Source: WOIO) Juvenile Safe Surrender program in Cleveland. (Source: WOIO)

Do you have a juvenile warrant?

Are you an adult and still have a juvenile warrant?

If so, you can safely surrender at the Juvenile Justice Center on Quincy Ave. in Cleveland for the next four days.

It's called the "Juvenile Safe Surrender" program and authorities are giving out second chances.

You can turn yourself in anytime between 8:30am-4:30pm on September 22 through Thursday September 25. Juveniles should bring their parent or legal guardian.  

You will be able to consult with an attorney and speak to a judge, your case will get favorable consideration and receive support services from the community.

This event will be the first time in the country that Safe Surrender is being offered to fugitive juveniles. 

Originally, Fugitive Safe Surrender was conceived following the shooting death of Cleveland Patrolman Wayne Leon, who was killed during a traffic stop with a wanted fugitive. The program was formed with the goal of preventing violent confrontations between officers and adult fugitives and has been successful.

Now the program is being offered to juveniles who have a warrant for a juvenile offense committed in Cuyahoga County when they were 17 years old or younger.  

For more information call 216-443-3744.

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