2012 St. Louis Metropolitan Area Amnesty Project
The Frontenac Municipal Court will be participating in the 2012 St. Louis Metropolitan Area Amnesty Project, sponsored by Better Family Life. This program gives local citizens an opportunity to get rid of any outstanding misdemeanor warrants that may have been issued against them.
The Amnesty Project was established in 2002 as a one-day
event to help citizens clear their records of outstanding traffic-related
warrants. The program since has expanded to include all misdemeanor warrants.
This year, it will be conducted over three days, and allow individuals to
resolve outstanding warrants with 33-plus city and county municipalities.
St. Louis Community College will host events 7 a.m.-7 p.m.
Saturday, Aug. 4, in the Student Center at the Meramec campus, 11333 Big Bend Road.
Wednesday, Aug. 8, in the gymnasium at the Florissant Valley campus, 3400 Pershall Road.
Saturday, Aug. 11, in the Student Center Cafeteria at the Forest Park campus, 5600 Oakland Ave.
The Amnesty Project provides participants the chance to
resolve situations that may be preventing them from getting or keeping a job or
moving ahead in their lives and thus build more productive futures for
themselves and their families. Participants will be assessed a $10 processing
fee to cover all warrant vouchers. Representatives from St. Louis Community
College also will be on hand to discuss educational opportunities available to
The Amnesty Project is part of Better Family Life’s annual
Family Week, slated Aug.1-12.
The voucher redemption period for the City of Frontenac is from August 13th through September 14th. Hours of redemption will be from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Citizens must pay a $100 cash bond which lifts the warrant. Only the defendant named on the voucher from "Better Family Life" and on the misdeameanor or traffic citation can participate in the amnesty dates. They will be required to return for another court date when the Judge will dispose of the matter. For more information regarding the guidelines call (314) 994-3204.
Last year, more than 14,000 citizens participated in the event at the college's Forest Park and Meramec campuses, and more than 1,500 individuals completed prospective STLCC student cards.
For more information, call Better Family Life at (314) 381-8200 or visit www.betterfamilylife.org.