Citizens Academy Event

WHAT IS IT?

This in-depth academy provides a unique look at the criminal justice system from the perspective of a prosecutor. Participants who are selected from a competitive application process will have the opportunity to hear directly from subject matter experts at the State Attorney’s Office. Topics covered during the academy include the criminal justice system, the jury trial process, homicide investigations, crimes against children, vehicular crimes, cyber crimes, and more. Participants will also work alongside Assistant State Attorneys and build a mock criminal case to try at the end of the program.

WHEN AND WHERE?

Classes will meet at the State Attorney’s Office every Thursday night from 6:30 p.m. – to 9 p.m. for nine weeks, beginning on March 7, 2019, and concluding with a graduation ceremony on May 2, 2019.

WHO CAN APPLY? 

Due to the sensitive nature of some of the topics, applicants must be at least 18 years of age and will be subjected to a limited background check to determine their suitability. The check will be limited to criminal history and warrant information. The information will not be used for any other purposes or shared with any other persons or entities. Class size will be limited to 25 people.

HOW DO I APPLY?

We are no longer accepting applications for the inaugural class. For questions on how to apply to the 2020 Citizens Academy, email us at citizensacademy@sao10.com.