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Saturday, February 27, 2021

Court in the Community

Order in the court – and a way to stay out of jail while taking care of an outstanding warrant.

That’s the idea behind the Fort Worth Municipal Court conducting a series of Safe Harbor initiatives this fall. These are designed to offer people a chance to clear outstanding warrants without the fear of being arrested.

To help make it more convenient and less intimidating, along with encouraging, the Safe Harbor Initiatives, also known as Court in the Community will be doing just that – coming to several community locations.

Dates, times and sites include:

*Sept. 28, 8 a.m.-4 p.m., Convoy of Hope Event, Southwest High School, 4100 Altamesa Blvd.

*Oct. 24, 9 a.m.-noon, Diamond Hill Community Center, 1701 N.E. 36th St.

*Nov. 7, 1-4 p.m., Goodwill, 4005 Campus Drive.

*Dec. 12, 9 a.m.-noon, Eugene McCray Community Center, 4932 Wilbarger St.

So far this year, 2,583 residents have participated in previous Safe Harbor Initiative events.

Residents can also request an alternative method of payment, but should show up with all necessary supporting documents. These include time payment plan, time served proof (paperwork from being booked in and booked out), community service/indigence proof (paperwork showing you don’t have money to pay a fine, and two forms of identification.

For more information, call 817-392-6700.

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