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Hennepin County to host its first-ever 'Juvenile Warrant Forgiveness Day'

Hennepin County to host its first-ever 'Juvenile Warrant Forgiveness Day' Photo: KSTP

Updated: September 11, 2019 03:55 PM

Hennepin County District Court will host its first-ever "Juvenile Warrant Forgiveness Day" and "Community Resource Fair."

The events will take place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 21, at 1256 Penn Avenue in Minneapolis, formerly known as the "Thor Building."

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The court said the event will allow individuals to resolve outstanding non-felony juvenile warrants. Public defenders will be available to represent those who attend, and judges will be available to conduct hearings to resolve the case or schedule new court dates. Also, representatives from the Hennepin County Public Defender's Office, Hennepin County Attorney's Office, and Hennepin County Department of Community Corrections and Rehabilitation will be on-site during the event to assist with resolving warrants.

There will also be community service projects on-site for individuals to fulfill any court-ordered service requirements, and Spanish, Somali and Hmong interpreters will be available to provide language services.

The resource fair will feature more than 20 participating organizations offering attendees an opportunity to access information about a wide variety of community-based services and resources related to health care, education, housing, mental health, chemical dependency, recreation, nutrition, and more, the court said.

The court said there are about 700 people with one or more outstanding warrants in Hennepin County.

"This is a great opportunity for parents and youth to resolve outstanding juvenile warrants and access information about vital human services in a welcoming and enjoyable family environment," Judge Mark Kappelhoff, a Juvenile Court judge who is leading the event planning committee, said in a statement. "We are grateful to partner with so many dedicated community-based and government organizations to make this a special event for everyone in our community."

You can learn more about the event or find out if you have an outstanding warrant by calling Hennepin County District Court at 612-348-3174, or visit mncourts.gov.

For those interested in oustanding warrants on adult cases, you can contact the Hennepin County District Court Warrant Hotline at 612-543-9768.

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