Looking for peace of mind? Clear up your outstanding warrants! DC Safe Surrender 2011

Last day for DC Safe Surrender

Saturday August 27th, 2011

The DC Safe Surrender program is an opportunity for persons who are wanted for non-violent felonies or misdemeanors in the District of Columbia to surrender voluntarily in a safe environment. The Safe Surrender program recognizes that many persons are looking for a way to resolve their outstanding warrants, this program assures that individuals who surrender are treated fairly, with dignity and in a safe and professional environment.

DC Safe Surrender’s goal is to reduce risk in neighborhoods where fugitives hide, as well as reduce risk to the law enforcement officers who pursue such fugitives. The program provides persons with a safe way to turn themselves in, without the risk of being arrested at home, in front of their family and children, or during a routine traffic stop. Over 98% of those who surrendered at the previous Safe Surrender event returned home that same day.

The Safe Surrender program is intended to deal primarily with persons who:

Are wanted on a bench warrant in the District of Columbia for a pending case; or

Are wanted for a parole or probation violation in the District of Columbia; or

Are wanted for a traffic offense in the District of Columbia.

Participants may not be eligible if they:

Have been charged with a crime of violence or for a domestic violence offense; or

Are wanted on a warrant in a juvenile matter, a child neglect or child support case; or

Are wanted on a warrant from Maryland, Virginia, or any other jurisdiction, or from a court other than the DC Superior Court.

Persons are not eligible for this program if they have an outstanding arrest warrant for a violent felony offense.*

Anyone who has an outstanding warrant is encouraged to appear in Court to resolve the matter and avoid arrest.

***information taken directly from DC Courts website

Please follow this link for more information

Check out this link to see if your name is on the outstanding warrant list

THIS TUESDAY- April 19th! Chief Cathy Lanier, Councilmember Jim Graham & more to discuss criminal justice!

Northwest Columbia Heights Community Association

Community Public Forum on Criminal Justice

Tuesday April 19th

6:30 to 8:30 PM
(Come early to greet your neighbors, meet our featured guests, and have some refreshments)
Where:  St Stephen and the Incarnation Episcopal Church, 1525 Newton St NW
(Northeast Corner of 16th and Newton, 16th Street Side, Upstairs Auditorium)

Format: Brief remarks by panelists then extended Question & Answer period with audience participation

Do you have any of these questions?

  • The same drug dealer is always on the corner near my house. I call the police, why don’t they arrest him?
  • Why is it that criminals are released so quickly after being arrested?
  • What is a “papered” arrest? Why are some arrests “no-papered?”

Confirmed Panelists:

MPD Chief Cathy Lanier
Ward 1 Councilmember Jim Graham
At-Large Councilmember Phil Mendelson
DC Superior Court Chief Judge Lee Satterfield
Principal Asst US Attorney Vincent Cohen
Pretrial Services Agency Director Susan Shaffer
CSOSA Acting Director Adrienne Poteat
Mayor’s Office on Ex-Offender Affairs Director Charles Thornton
Ward 5 Court Watch Leader and Activist Kathy Henderson
Ward 7 Community Activist and Blogger Veronica O. Davis – Moderator

Live Poetry Performance from Free Minds Book Club & Writing Workshop –Empowering Young Inmates to Write New Chapters in Their Lives

Please come and bring your neighbors. Please share the attached flyer with your neighborhood listserves and your neighbors who don’t have e-mail. 

YOUNGINS! April 16th- Town Hall Meeting Just for YOU!

What’s going on?

The 6th Annual Youth Opportunity Summit and Town Hall Meeting

When: April 16th, 10:00 am-3:00 pm

Where: Savoy Elementary School- 2400 Shannon Place, SE

(School is located directly across the street from the Anacostia Metro Station)

Is this just another meeting in DC?

NO! There will be breakout workshops for youth, parents, guardians/ older folks (older than the kids- that’s me!)

Will there be food? YES! Lunch will be served!

Youth Opportunity Summit and Town Hall Meeting April 16th

The official statement from MPD:

You are invited to attend the 6th Annual Youth Opportunity Summit and Town Hall Meeting.  This meeting is held to discuss preparing youth to stay safe and avoid criminal behavior, especially after school and during summer vacation.  The Metropolitan Police Department will engage youth in an energizing panel discussion followed by breakout workshops topics design by youth for youth.

The panelists will include young adults who made it through their teen years successfully and are now embarking on careers or educational opportunities.  Just to name a few confirmed panelists:  Markus Batchelor, former DC Youth Mayor and 2011 George Washington University Trachtenberg Scholarship Winner; Chris Wright, Senior, Georgetown University; DJ Rico, Majic 102.3 and other exciting individuals.

Lunch will be served, followed by breakout workshops to further connect youth to positive avenues to stay out of trouble.  We are calling on you to bring youth out to this exciting event. The purpose of this yearly event is to provide assistance with engaging youth residents, their parents or guardians in meaningful activities that deter criminal behavior.

3D Neighborhood Watch Program Training- 3/17/11

3D Neighborhood Watch Program (NWP) Training
Have you heard? Crime has been on the rise in Third District.
Learn how you can effectively PREVENT many crimes in your neighborhood!
Date:  Thursday, March 17th- Wear your green!
Time: 7:00-8:30 PM
Free Refreshments Provided!
Where: 3D Police Station-1620 V Street, NW- Snyder Room
Training Instructor: Samantha Nolan, Neighborhood Watch Program Director, 2D,
Former Citizens Advisory Committee, (CAC) Chair 2D
Sponsored by:  Marco Santiago Community Outreach Coordinator MPD 3D
Who should attend? All neighbors, businesses and stakeholders interested in reducing and preventing crime!
What will we be discussing?
*How to organize a Neighborhood Watch Program
*Creating Block Captains/ increasing effectiveness of existing block captains
*Setting up phone tree’s/ Communication Plans
*Organizing Safety Walks
*Working with police/neighbors effectively
*Protecting property
Questions?  Please contact:
Jana Baldwin at ledroitparknwp@gmail.com
Google Voicemail: (202) 455-4065
RSVP is appreciated! Please fill this form by submitting your name and e-mail by filling out this link

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