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The 18th Judicial District Attorney’s Office is hosting a free, seven-week Citizen’s Academy for community members in Arapahoe, Douglas, Elbert and Lincoln Counties.

WHO: Office of the 18th Judicial District Attorney

WHEN: Every Thursday from 6:00 – 9:00 p.m. from September 14 – October 26, 2023

WHERE: 6450 S. Revere Parkway

Centennial, CO 80111

DEADLINE TO APPLY: Friday, August 25, 2023

This in-person course offers residents a detailed overview of our criminal justice system. Our prosecutors will provide an in-depth look at what happens with a criminal case between the time of arrest and post-conviction. Attendees will also have the option to participate in a mock trial following the classroom portion of the course.

The following specialized units will be featured in our upcoming academy class:

– Domestic Violence Unit                                        -Economic Crime Unit (ECU)

-Cold Case Unit                                                         -Investigations Team

-Special Victim’s Unit (SVU)                                   -Juvenile Prosecution

-Organized Crime Unit (OCU)                                 -Victim’s Compensation

“I’m proud to deliver a Citizen’s Academy that gives participants the opportunity to witness how our justice system works,” District Attorney John Kellner said. “Instead of watching a verdict on television, attendees will get a behind-the-scenes look into how we investigate and prosecute cases.”

Our Fall 2023 Citizen’s Academy application can be found here.

Light snacks and refreshments will be served during each session.

If you have questions about enrollment or course schedule, please contact James Sorrells, Director of Consumer Fraud Protection at 720-874-8547.


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