YOUR NEWS: 18th Judicial District 2017 Citizens Academy now taking applications for spring academy

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CASTLE ROCK | Eighteenth Judicial District Attorney George Brauchler this week announced the dates for the 2017 Spring Citizens Academy.

The free, six-week course will be on consecutive Wednesday evenings from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., April 12 through May 17. Classes will be in the 18th Judicial District Attorney’s Douglas County office located at 4000 Justice Way in Castle Rock. The fall session will be held in the Arapahoe County location.

Each class will explore the district attorney office’s role in different parts of the criminal justice system.  The academy will give students an in-depth look at what happens on a case between the time of arrest and post-conviction.

Attendees will explore the functions of the specialized units within the office, including but not limited to the Special Victims Unit, Economic Crimes Unit, Cold Case Unit, Crime Scene Investigations, County Court and Juvenile Justice. Students also will learn about the intricacies of a jury trial with prosecutors.

Twenty-five spaces are available and preference will be given to applicants who live in the 18th Judicial District and first-time attendees. Participants must be at least 18 years old, complete an application and pass a criminal background check to be considered. Members of the media are welcome to apply.

The link to the application can be found on the DA’s website at https://www.da18.org/DAsOffice/Community/CitizenAcademy.aspx

The deadline for applications is March 17.

Applications can be submitted in one of the following ways:

  • Via mail: Barbara Martin-Worley, Office of the District Attorney, 18th Judicial District; 4000 Justice Way, Ste. 2525-A, Castle Rock, CO 80109
  • Via email[email protected]
  • Via fax: 720-733-4689

Direct questions to Barbara Martin-Worley via phone or email.