The Sacramento County District Attorney's Office has partnered with the County of Sacramento Office of Education and the Sacramento City Unified School District (SCUSD) to establish a Youth Academy course at Burbank High School.
Derived from the District Attorney’s Citizens Academy for adult community members, the Youth Academy will provide high school students with an overview of the criminal justice system (the roles, responsibilities, and challenges of law enforcement, District Attorney, and judiciary), as well as address the very important and sensitive topic of diversity and race issues within the framework of the criminal justice system. The objective of the academy is to engage our youth in communication and participation with representatives from the criminal justice system in an effort to increase understanding, improve relations, inspire youth to choose a career in the criminal justice system, and deter criminal activity among at-risk students.
As with the Citizens Academy, students will learn from a number of in-class speakers representing various public safety departments and agencies as well from experiencing real-life lessons through three scheduled field trips to sites including the District Attorney’s Office and the Sacramento Superior Courthouse.
First Youth Academy Graduating Class - Burbank High School