Learn about the criminal justice system ~ Discuss issues related to use of force, specialized prosecutions and sensitive current events ~ Engage in open discussions with top administrators

District Attorney Thien Ho announces applications are now being accepted for this year’s in-person Citizens Academy. The Sacramento County District Attorney’s Office hosts the program in partnership with the Sacramento Police Department, the Sacramento County Sheriff’s Office and the Sacramento County Probation Department.

The program is designed to engage citizens from all backgrounds and communities in discussion about public safety and criminal justice issues. Participants learn about our local criminal justice system – including the roles of law enforcement, prosecutors and the courts. Topics include the anatomy of a criminal case; specialized areas of prosecution; CSI and crime lab analysis; local gangs; use of force; innovative programs and partnerships; and community-focused public safety partnerships and initiatives. There is also an opportunity for a field trip to the 911 Communications Center.

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 10-week course is held on Tuesday evenings starting April 4, 2023 – June 13, 2023, from 6 p.m. – 8 p.m. at the Sacramento Police Department’s Safety Center (5770 Freeport Blvd., Sacramento).

The deadline to apply is Friday, March 17, 2023.

Application Forms:   Visit sacda.org – on the Homepage and under “In the Community”

View DA Thien Ho’s Message on the 2023 Citizens Academy

Program Contact:  Kristy Lao at 916.874.5251, LaoK@sacda.org

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