110-31 Merrick Blvd
Jamaica, NY 11433
Queens District Attorney Richard A. Brown is sponsoring the first summons warrant forgiveness program in Queens County.
The program entitled, Second Chance – Warrant Forgiveness, is a joint initiative being conducted with the New York State Office of Court Administration, the New York City Police Department, the Legal Aid Society, and the Greater Allen A.M.E. Cathedral, joined by the Allen A.M.E. Lawyers Guild, and members of the Queens District Attorney staff.
District Attorney Brown has during his entire tenure had a Second Chance Bureau. The young people who participated in the Second Chance Program have had the opportunity to begin their lives over again, without the damage of a criminal conviction.
The warrant forgiveness program is an extension of the myriad of community focused programs that this office has offered during the last quarter of a century.
On October 21, 2017 between the hours of 9am and 3pm, at the Greater Allen A.M.E. Cathedral located at 110-31 Merrick Boulevard, we will offer to anyonewho has an outstanding summons warrant, the opportunity to have that warrant adjudicated and closed without fear of any reprisals. In discussions with community, clergy and city agencies, we have been reminded of the unintended harm that is sometimes caused by these low level warrants. Individuals may be precluded from employment, educational and housing opportunities because of an outstanding warrant.
Please feel free to visit the Queens District Attorney’s website at www.queensda.org for additional information.