District Attorney Offers 9th Citizens Academy

Did you know that Sacramento is the most ethnically diverse city in the United States?

Would you like to learn more about the criminal jusice system, racial profiling, “three strikes”, and internal affairs?

Would you like to have lunch with judges, tour the county jail and see a taser demonstration?

These are some of the topics that will be covered in the Sacramento County Districty Attorney’s Office 9th Citizens Academy.

The goal of District Attorney Jan Scully’s Citizens Academy is to improve communication and participation with the different cultural communities in Sacramento, while encouraging mutual learning about our criminal justice system.

Working with local law enforcement partners, the Academy offers a way to explore diversity and racial issues within the framework of our criminal justice system. Participants come from all walks of life, and speakers provide perspective from the DA’s office, the judiciary, law enforcement, and various Sacramento communities.

The 10-week Spring 2008 Academy will meet Tuesday evenings from 6 to 8:30 p.m., beginning April 1 at Sacramento Police Department headquarters at 5770 Freeport Boulevard.

Citizens Academy is sponsored by the District Attorney’s Office in partnership with the Sacramento Police Department and Sacramento Sheriff’s Department at no cost to participants. The deadline for submitting applications is March 21.

Click here for an application and details. For further information, please contact Citizens Academy Coordinator and Assistant Chief Deputy District Attorney Karen Maxwell at 874-5834 or by e-mail.

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