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MIDDLE TOWNSHIP — A safe surrender event is coming to the Whitesboro section of the township next week, giving those with nonviolent warrants in Atlantic and Cape May counties an opportunity to have them cleared.

The event, running from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 16 at Christ Gospel Love Center, 2209 Route 9 South, will be coupled with an expungement seminar, according to a news release from the Atlantic and Cape May Vicinage. It’s hosted by the judiciary with Christ Gospel Church and the Coalition for a Safe Community.

Judges will address payment plans for municipal courts, as well as traffic tickets, criminal complaints, child support and family court complaints, according to a flyer for the event. Participants should bring a form of government-issued identification, such as a driver’s license, photo or school ID, or a birth certificate.

If a warrant cannot be recalled, participants have the opportunity to safely surrender if they choose to do so.

The expungement seminar will focus on eligibility, time requirements, how to file, what happens at an expungement hearing and more, according to the release. Registration is required by Wednesday for the seminar. To register, contact Karen Michael at 609-402-0100, ext. 47866, or Atl.CapeHelp@njcourts.gov.

Several social service agencies will also be at the event to provide information about community resources such as employment services, vocational training, the Motor Vehicle Commission, mental health and substance abuse treatment groups, as well as legal, housing and veterans assistance.

Contact: 609-272-7241

mbilinski@pressofac.com

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Staff Writer

My beat is public safety, following police and crime. I started in January 2018 here at the Press covering Egg Harbor and Galloway townships. Before that, I worked at the Reading Eagle in Reading, Pa., covering crime and writing obituaries.

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