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

2023 Graduates

District Attorney Thien Ho announces applications are now being accepted for the 2024 Citizens Academy. The Sacramento County District Attorney’s Office hosts the program in partnership with the Sacramento Police Department, Sacramento County Sheriff’s Office and 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; 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 District Attorney’s Crime Lab and Sacramento Police Department’s 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 2, 2024 – June 11, 2024, 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 22, 2024.

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

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