Cuyahoga County

First ever Juvenile Safe Surrender event to be held at Cuyahoga County Juvenile Court next week

9/15/2014 F

Cleveland -- For the first time, Cuyahoga County officials are offering juveniles wanted on warrants a chance to surrender safely and clear up their juvenile court cases.

The Juvenile Safe Surrender, modeled after a hugely successful program for adult offenders, will take place Sept. 22 through Sept. 25, the court announced today. It is the first time in the country it is being offered for those charged in juvenile court cases.

Youth charged with delinquency crimes can turn themselves in at the Cuyahoga County Juvenile Court at E. 93rd and Quincy between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.

In order to participate the juvenile must have been 17 years or younger when the crime occurred and a parent or guardian must accompany them to the court, according to juvenile court officials.

Youth who surrender at the event will be able to consult with an attorney and appear before a judge. The program isn't an amnesty program but favorable consideration may be given to youth who peacefully surrender.

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