District Attorney Anne Marie Schubert announces open registration for the 4th Annual Crime Lab Youth Shadow Days.  This is the second year this program is being offered virtually.

The Crime Lab Youth Shadow Day was launched in 2018, and quickly exceeded capacity.  A second day was added to meet the high demand, resulting in a total of 220 student participants from approximately 50 high schools across the county.  In 2020, over 100 students participated in the program virtually.

Participating students will visit the District Attorney’s Crime Lab virtually and meet criminalists who are experts in the various fields of forensic science and crime scene investigations (CSI).  They are provided a virtual learning experience in several areas including blood spatter analysis, bullet trajectory, trace evidence, firearms and tool comparison, and drug analysis.

There will be two virtual Crime Lab Youth Shadow Days this year:

WHEN: Friday, July 16, 2021 OR Friday, July 23, 2021 ~ 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

WHERE: Virtually – broadcasted live via Zoom from the District Attorney’s Crime Lab

The program is open to current Sacramento County high school students.  Priority will be given to senior high school students. Students will need to submit completed registration forms and a signed permission slip, which can be downloaded at sacda.org.

The deadline to apply is July 2, 2021.  Space is limited and on a first come, first served basis.  Please register early.

DA Anne Marie Schubert stated, “Given the success of last year’s first-ever virtual Crime Lab Youth Shadow Day, we are pleased to offer this program virtually for a second year. It’s important we continue to engage our youth and inspire them to pursue careers in the criminal justice system while keeping everyone safe so our community can continue to make progress against COVID-19.”

For questions, please email YouthPrograms@sacda.org.

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