- Associated Press - Friday, September 26, 2014

CLEVELAND (AP) - Authorities say 131 people have turned themselves in during four days to address outstanding juvenile delinquency warrants.

A Cuyahoga (ky-uh-HOH’-guh) County Juvenile Court spokeswoman tells The (Cleveland) Plain Dealer (https://bit.ly/1rxyGIj ) that officials had hoped for a higher turnout for the county’s first Juvenile Safe Surrender.

Those who turned themselves in this week were able to get old warrants cleared and new court dates set. The program was open to juveniles and adults with warrants related to delinquency crimes charged when they were 17 or younger.

Those who participated in the program were not given amnesty but did receive favorable consideration for turning themselves in. They also got free legal representation.

Officials say there are about 6,000 outstanding warrants in juvenile delinquency cases in the county.


Information from: The Plain Dealer, https://www.cleveland.com

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