JP Court Liaisons distributed information about HCPS and its youth programs at the "Make It Right!" event meant to aid Harris County parents in resolving outstanding low-level warrants.
"Parents shouldn’t have to worry about being pulled over on the way to drop their children off to school or being concerned when they take their teenager to get their driver’s license," said JP Court Program Specialist Shenetha Toliver.
"Those should be memory-building events, free of stress," added Dina Johnson, also a JP Court Program Specialist.
Make It Right invited Harris County residents with warrants resulting from nonviolent misdemeanor offenses that were filed in Precincts 1 and 6 to attend the event and clear those pending cases.
JP Court Liaisons work with teenagers who have Class C misdemeanors, and their families. They encourage parents to take part in any Make It Right event in order to be more effective parents.
Eligible charges for Make It Right include, but are not limited to, failure to appear, public intoxication, disorderly conduct and theft of less than $100. Traffic offenses and felonies are not eligible.
"This is a great opportunity for thousands of people to resolve their outstanding warrants and make a new start. This event also benefits law enforcement agencies by allowing them to clear warrants without the expense and risks involved in arresting people on minor offenses," Precinct 1 Commissioner Rodney Ellis said in a news release.
To learn more about upcoming Make It Right! events, visit the Harris County District Attorney’s Office.