Jefferson, Gilpin County (Colorado) program offers opportunity for some to have arrest warrants wiped

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The Denver Channel on 8/14/2021 by Veronica Acosta

GOLDEN, Colo. – On Saturday, anyone with an active warrant in Jefferson or Gilpin Counties for low-level misdemeanors like traffic offenses, probation violations, shoplifting or trespassing had the opportunity to have it wiped without being arrested.

The event was made possible through the “Fresh Start” program, the first of its kind in Jefferson County.

“We’re hoping just to show the community that this is something we’re willing to do and to engage with the community and that they don’t have to be afraid of court,” said Jennifer Kilpatrick, the Director of Conviction, Integrity and Equity within Jefferson and Gilpin Counties.