DC Safe Surrender

DC Safe Surrender "Do the right thing, right now" DC Safe Surrender 2021 will take place on two different Fridays and Saturdays: July 9 and 10, and July 16 and 17.

All hearings will take place by videoconference from a computer, laptop or cellphone with video capability.

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#Virtual #DCSafeSurrender starts tomorrow at 9:30 a.m. and again the next day Saturday. You can register ahead of time a...
07/15/2021

#Virtual #DCSafeSurrender starts tomorrow at 9:30 a.m. and again the next day Saturday. You can register ahead of time at www.dccourts.gov/safesurrender.

The virtual #DC Safe Surrender starts this Friday. It's an opportunity for you if you are wanted for a misdemeanor bench warrant in DC to surrender voluntarily. Prosecutors will give favorable consideration to those who participate. Register for a first step to a second chance. #dcsafesurrender #access2justice #accesstojustice https://www.dccourts.gov/safesurrender

The final two days of #DCSafeSurrender are this Friday, July 16, and Saturday, July 17, from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. This...
07/14/2021

The final two days of #DCSafeSurrender are this Friday, July 16, and Saturday, July 17, from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. This is your chance to receive #DCAccessToJustice Thank you to the Public Defender Service of #DC for the support. www.dccourts.gov/safesurrender

The final two days of #DCSafeSurrender are this Friday, July 16, and Saturday, July 17, from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. This is your chance to receive #DCAccessToJustice Thank you to the Public Defender Service of #DC for the support. www.dccourts.gov/safesurrender

The virtual #DC Safe Surrender starts this Friday. It's an opportunity for you if you are wanted for a misdemeanor bench...
07/06/2021

The virtual #DC Safe Surrender starts this Friday. It's an opportunity for you if you are wanted for a misdemeanor bench warrant in DC to surrender voluntarily. Prosecutors will give favorable consideration to those who participate. Register for a first step to a second chance. #dcsafesurrender #access2justice #accesstojustice https://www.dccourts.gov/safesurrender

The virtual #DC Safe Surrender starts this Friday. It's an opportunity for you if you are wanted for a misdemeanor bench warrant in DC to surrender voluntarily. Prosecutors will give favorable consideration to those who participate. Register for a first step to a second chance. #dcsafesurrender #access2justice #accesstojustice https://www.dccourts.gov/safesurrender

New video! #dcsafesurrender is a first step to a second chance for those with outstanding misdemeanor bench warrants. Th...
07/02/2021
Safe Surrender 2021

New video! #dcsafesurrender is a first step to a second chance for those with outstanding misdemeanor bench warrants. The virtual Safe Surrender program takes place July 9, 10, 16 and 17. Participate through a mobile phone or computer. More information and registration is available on the DC Safe Surrender website.

DC Safe Surrender 2021 is an opportunity for persons who are wanted for misdemeanor bench warrants in the District of Columbia to surrender voluntarily from ...

Registration is now available! #DC Superior Court will host a virtual Safe Surrender program for four days this July.  S...
06/21/2021

Registration is now available! #DC Superior Court will host a virtual Safe Surrender program for four days this July. Safe Surrender is an opportunity for persons who are wanted for misdemeanor bench warrants in DC to surrender voluntarily online. The event will take place July 9-10 and July 16-17 from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. go.usa.gov/x6kJE

Great news!  DC Safe Surrender is coming back!  It will take place this July (9, 10, 16 and 17th) and is going to be rem...
06/09/2021
Safe Surrender 2021 | District of Columbia Courts

Great news! DC Safe Surrender is coming back! It will take place this July (9, 10, 16 and 17th) and is going to be remote (participation will be by computer, laptop, or smartphone (if the phone can do videochats, such as Facetime).)

All those with misdemeanor bench warrants are eligible to participate. Prosecutors have said that they will hgive credit to tose coming forward on their own, through this type of event. It's best to register in advance and get a definite hearing time.

Please see www.dccourts.gov/safesurrender for all necessary information, as well as answers to frequently asked questions.

DC COURTS' LATEST CORONAVIRUS UPDATES See current status of court operations due to COVID (updated June 8, 2021) and remote hearing information. Haga click para español.

09/28/2016

Anyone wishing to turn himself or herself in on an outstanding bench warrant may come to the Moultrie Courthouse (500 Indiana Avenue, NW - Judiciary Square or Archives metro stops) and go to room 4000 and turn him/herself in. If you want to consult an attorney first, call the DC Public Defender Service at 202/628-1200.

As WDCW's Cameron Thompson reported, DC Safe Surrender 2016 was a big success - our thanks to all the agencies that part...
09/27/2016
Over 300 turn themselves in for “DC Safe Surrender”

As WDCW's Cameron Thompson reported, DC Safe Surrender 2016 was a big success - our thanks to all the agencies that participated, the dozens of staff from DC Superior Court's criminal division, as well as CJCC, PSA, CSOSA, USMS, PDS, USAO-DC, OAG and the DC Parole Commission!

Over 300 people with outstanding warrants for non-violent crimes voluntarily turned themselves over three weekends as part of the “DC Safe Surrender” program.

09/22/2016
www.dccourts.gov

Just one more Safe Surrender Saturday left - this Saturday, 9/24, from 9am to 4pm. Anyone with a bench warrant should come to the Moultrie Courthouse (500 Indiana Ave, NW) and get it resolved. Over 98% of those who have done so so far have walked out the same day! If you go to www.dccourts.gov/safesurrender you can check and see if you have a bench warrant and listen to 2007 Safe Surrender participant Willie Jones tell you about how well it worked for him!

09/20/2016
www.dccourts.gov

We had a good DC Safe Surrender day #2 this past Saturday, with 76 people turning themselves in and all but one leaving that same day. We hope people with bench warrants will take advantage of our final day - this Saturday, September 24 from 9am to 4pm - and take care of the bench warrant and end the risk of arrest at any time and place. Please see www.dccourts.gov/safesurrender to get more information, check if you have a bench warrant, and hear from Willie Jones, who surrendered in 2007 and says it turned his life around!

DC Superior Court Criminal Division Presiding Judge Lynn Leibovitz and Willie Jones, 2007 Safe Surrender participant, ta...
09/16/2016
Safe Surrender Program

DC Superior Court Criminal Division Presiding Judge Lynn Leibovitz and Willie Jones, 2007 Safe Surrender participant, talk with Harold Fisher on WHUR's Daily Drum about the advantages of the Safe Surrender program.

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09/14/2016

Check out the Daily Drum with Harold Fisher tonight at 7:10pm on WHUR (86.3 FM) for a show on Safe Surrender - guests will be Judge Lynn Leibovitz and Willie Jones, 2007 Safe Surrender participant.

09/14/2016
Safe Surrender 2016 | Capital Community News

Thanks to Hill Rag for spreading the word about Safe Surrender 2016. This past Saturday 66 people turned themselves in on non-violent/misdemeanor bench warrants and all but one went home that day!

The Office of the Attorney General and fellow stakeholders in the District’s criminal-justice system are encouraging residents with outstanding bench warrants for low-level offenses to turn themselves in as part of DC Safe Surrender 2016.

Evan Koslof, new to WUSA9, covered the Safe Surrender press conference this morning.
09/08/2016
A safe surrender for nonviolent offenders

Evan Koslof, new to WUSA9, covered the Safe Surrender press conference this morning.

WASHINGTON (WUSA9) - When speaking with Willie Jones, he's the first to admit that he's made mistakes in his life. In 2007, those mistakes lead to a warrant for his arrest, facing charges for the distribution of he**in.

NBC4's Mark Segraves covers the DC Safe Surrender announcement today
09/08/2016
DC Announces Safe Surrender Program

NBC4's Mark Segraves covers the DC Safe Surrender announcement today

Each Saturday in September, D.C. residents have the chance to clear up any lingering charges from non-violent offenses. It's part of the city's Safe Surrender program. Currently there are more than 12,000 people...

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09/08/2016

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A participant in 2007 Safe Surrender talks to the Washington Informer about how effective the program is...
08/22/2016
DC Safe Surrender's Willie Jones Speaks with The Washington Informer

A participant in 2007 Safe Surrender talks to the Washington Informer about how effective the program is...

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DC Safe Surrender will take place at the Moultrie Courthouse on September 10, 17 and 24, 2016.Safe Surrender is an oppor...
08/02/2016

DC Safe Surrender will take place at the Moultrie Courthouse on September 10, 17 and 24, 2016.

Safe Surrender is an opportunity for persons who are wanted in DC for non-violent felonies and misdemeanors to surrender voluntarily in a protected environment. The program allows people to turn themselves in without the risk of being arrested at home - in front of family and children, or at a routine traffic stop. The vast majority of individuals at previous Safe Surrender events were allowed to return home that day.

To see if you have an active warrant, visit the Active Warrant Link on the Safe Surrender Page of the D.C. Courts Website.

http://dccourts.gov/internet/warrants.jsf

DC Safe Surrender
08/02/2016

DC Safe Surrender

06/08/2016
Welcome to: Safe Surrender Program

DC Safe Surrender will take place at the Moultrie Courthouse on September 10, 17 and 24.

Safe Surrender is an opportunity for persons who are wanted in DC for non-violent felonies and misdemeanors to surrender voluntarily in a protected environment. The program allows people to turn themselves in without the risk of being arrested at home - in front of family and children, or at a routine traffic stop. The vast majority of individuals at previous Safe Surrender events were allowed to return home that day.

See below for information about previous Safe Surrender programs:

05/26/2016

Check back here in June for information on the 2016 Safe Surrender initiative!

08/29/2011

An additional 46 people turned themselves in today as a result of DC Safe Surrender, so we're at 810 since August 8!

08/27/2011

DC Safe Surrender ended today at noon, with 265 people coming in today...a total of >750 in just 15 days. Anyone who was eligible but was not able to come in during DCSS, please come to the courthouse one day this week, to room 4001, and turn yourself in.

08/27/2011

The courthouse is busy this morning, the final day of DC Safe Surrender. Over 160 here already and more arriving as this posts. We will make sure that anyone who arrives by noon is seen by a judge today. And remember - 99% of those surrendering have not been held, but instead had their matter resolved or had a court date set in the next few weeks. IT'S THE LAST DAY OF SAFE SURRENDER - PLEASE COME TO THE COURTHOUSE BY NOON!

08/26/2011

We'll be at the courthouse, but we ask that everyone arrive BY NOON to take advantage of this program. Everyone arriving by noon will be seen by a judge, but we will be shutting the doors soon afterwards. Please help spread the word!!

We WILL bea thte Moultrie Courthouse on Saturday, August 27 for the FINAL DAY of DC Safe Surrender- if you have a bench ...
08/26/2011
Safe Surrender

We WILL bea thte Moultrie Courthouse on Saturday, August 27 for the FINAL DAY of DC Safe Surrender- if you have a bench warrant, we encourage you to take advantage of the program! (if you're not sure re: bench warrant, go to www.dcsafesurrender.org and check the list)

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 outstandin...

Safe Surrender 2011
08/24/2011

Safe Surrender 2011

08/18/2011

Question was asked how turning yourself in during DC Safe Surrender is different from turning yourself in on other days. Answer is that while we encourage everyone who has a warrant out on them (bench or arrest warrant) to turn themselves in, DCSS allows you to come in on a Saturday, get your case handled quickly, and take advantage of DC agencies and service providers who are on site those 3 days. You are then free from fear of arrest in public, at work, in front of family and children.

08/14/2011

Yesterday 226 people showed up for the first day of DC Safe Surrender. This past week, we had 41 people show up in advance of the first day, after receiving their letter or finding their name on the webpage. MORE THAN 98% went home that same day, free of worry about a pending arrest because of a bench warrant!

08/13/2011

First few people here this morning have already appeared before a judge and are on their way, free of any worries about a warrant being out for their arrest.

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Moultrie Courthouse, 500 Indiana Ave NW
Washington D.C., DC
20001

Red Line- Judiciary Square stop Green/Yellow Line- Archives/ Navy Memorial stop

General information

DC Safe Surrender is an opportunity for persons who are wanted for non-violent felonies or misdemeanors in the District of Columbia to surrender voluntarily in a protected 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 with dignity and in a safe and professional manner.

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#Virtual #DCSafeSurrender starts tomorrow at 9:30 a.m. and again the next day Saturday. You can register ahead of time at www.dccourts.gov/safesurrender.
The final two days of #DCSafeSurrender are this Friday, July 16, and Saturday, July 17, from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. This is your chance to receive #DCAccessToJustice Thank you to the Public Defender Service of #DC for the support. www.dccourts.gov/safesurrender
#DCSafeSurrender starts today! #DC Superior Court Associate Judge Marisa Demeo talks about this #virtual opportunity to resolve your misdemeanor bench warrant today, tomorrow and next weekend. #accesstojustice #access2justice www.dccourts.gov/safesurrender
The virtual #DC Safe Surrender starts this Friday. It's an opportunity for you if you are wanted for a misdemeanor bench warrant in DC to surrender voluntarily. Prosecutors will give favorable consideration to those who participate. Register for a first step to a second chance. #dcsafesurrender #access2justice #accesstojustice https://www.dccourts.gov/safesurrender
New video! #dcsafesurrender is a first step to a second chance for those with outstanding misdemeanor bench warrants. The virtual Safe Surrender program takes place July 9, 10, 16 and 17. Participate through a mobile phone or computer. More information and registration is available on the DC Safe Surrender website.
Registration is now available! #DC Superior Court will host a virtual Safe Surrender program for four days this July. Safe Surrender is an opportunity for persons who are wanted for misdemeanor bench warrants in DC to surrender voluntarily online. The event will take place July 9-10 and July 16-17 from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. go.usa.gov/x6kJE
Great news! DC Safe Surrender is coming back! It will take place this July (9, 10, 16 and 17th) and is going to be remote (participation will be by computer, laptop, or smartphone (if the phone can do videochats, such as Facetime).) All those with misdemeanor bench warrants are eligible to participate. Prosecutors have said that they will hgive credit to tose coming forward on their own, through this type of event. It's best to register in advance and get a definite hearing time. Please see www.dccourts.gov/safesurrender for all necessary information, as well as answers to frequently asked questions.