Learn aboutthe criminal justice system ~ Discuss issues related to race relations, gang & hate crimes and sensitive current events ~ Engage in open discussions with top administrators ~ Tour the County Jail, Juvenile Hall and Communication Center ~ See a canine and Taser demonstration
The Sacramento County District Attorney’s Office, the Sacramento Police Department, the Sacramento County Sheriff’s Office, and the Sacramento County Probation Department are proud to announce the 21st Citizens Academy.
The academy was created to improve communication, foster a better understanding and develop relationships between members of the criminal justice system and our citizens, including those from different ethnic, cultural and faith-based communities. Since the start of the academy in 2002, there have been 20 graduating classes with 1,100 participants.
The program provides an overview of the criminal justice system (law enforcement roles, responsibilities and challenges) and engages citizens from all backgrounds in discussion, participation and mutual learning about issues within the criminal justice system. Topicsinclude a panel discussion on sensitive current events and “outside the box” approaches to the justice system.
Representatives from the District Attorney’s Office, Probation Department, Public Defender’s Office, law enforcement, the judiciary, and community organizations will provide information, answer questions and address community concerns.
There is NO cost to participants.The 11-week course is held Tuesday evenings starting April 7, 2020 to June 16, 2020, from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at the Sacramento Police Department headquarters (5770 Freeport Blvd., Sacramento).