Citizens Academy applications due soon

August 1, 2018 by  

Residents who live in the 18th Judicial District, which includes Centennial, have an opportunity to follow a case from arrest through post-conviction by taking the Citizens Academy course this fall. The course is free, and lasts for seven weeks.

The course will cover the role various members of the district attorney’s office play in the criminal justice system. Participants will learn about the missions of specialized units within the office including Crime Scene Investigations, the Cold Case Unit, the Economic Crimes Unit, and the Special Victims Unit. Students will also learn various aspects of a jury trial.

Since places in the Academy class are limited, and preference is given to residents of the 18th Judicial District or those who have never attended a class before. In order to participate, potential students need to fill out an application and pass a background check, and must also be 18 years of age at least.

Applications for spots in the class are due by August 10 and can be downloaded from the District Attorney’s office for the 18th Judicial District website. Once the applications are completed, residents can return them via mail, email, or fax; instructions are on the website.

The Academy itself meets Wednesdays, from September 12 to October 24, from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm, in the Arapahoe County district attorney’s office on Revere Parkway in Centennial.

Organizers of courses like this can use flyer printing to disseminate information.