Community Relations/ Youth Programs

District Attorney Youth Academy

In partnership with the Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department, Sacramento Police Department, Rancho Cordova Police Department, and Sacramento County Probation Department, the District Attorney's Office invites high school students to apply for the Youth Academy program.  Students actively learn about the criminal justice system, hear from our criminal justice partners, and engage in open communication between law enforcement and themselves concerning issues that affect youth today. Students are also educated on such topics as gangs, social media, and distracted driving.

Topics include: 

  •  Race as a Factor in the Criminal Justice System
  •  Law Enforcement Use of Force
  •  Anatomy of a Criminal Case
  • Marijuana & the Law
  •  Laboratory of Forensic Science
  • Crime Scene Investigation (CSI)
  • Human Trafficking
  • Dating Violence & Stalking

Classes will be held twice a month in the evenings from 6:00 p.m. -  8:00 p.m. at THREE locations:

SOUTH AREA - from September 29, 2016 through April 6, 2017 at the Sacramento Police Department Headquarters - 5770 Freeport Blvd., Sacramento CA 95822.  - CLOSED

NORTH AREA - from October 4, 2016 through March 21, 2017 at the Sacramento Police Officers Association - 550 Bercut Dr., Sacramento CA 95811. - CLOSED

EAST AREA - from October 5, 2016 through March 29, 2017 at the Rancho Cordova Police Department - 2897 Kilgore Road., Rancho Cordova CA 95670. - CLOSED

*An optional one day field trip is scheduled to tour the Sacramento Superior Court

The program is open to current Sacramento County high school students (incoming 10th through 12th graders).  Eligible students can apply for either the South, North, or East area academy.  They must submit a completed application, signed permission slip and signed Code of Conduct agreement.  

Deadline to Apply:  CLOSED

*Check back in late summer 2017 for new dates and application deadline...

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For questions, please email or call Rachel Montesinos at 916.874.5251.

2016/2017 Graduating Class - New East Area Class (click image for photo gallery)


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