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DA Anne Marie Schubert Announces 2022 Virtual Citizens Academy

Feb 24, 2022 12:00AM ● By From the Office of DA Anne Marie Schubert

SACRAMENTO COUNTY, CA (MPG) - Learn about the criminal justice system! Discuss issues related to race relations, gang and hate crimes and sensitive current events! And, engage in open discussions with top administrators!

The Sacramento County District Attorney’s Office, the Sacramento Police Department, the Sacramento County Sheriff’s Office, and the Sacramento County Probation Department are proud to announce the 22nd Annual Citizens Academy. This is the second year the program is being offered virtually.

The academy was created to improve communication, foster a better understanding and develop relationships between members of the criminal justice system and our citizens, including those from different ethnic, cultural and faith-based communities. Since the start of the academy in 2002, there have been 21 graduating classes with approximately 1,190 participants.

The program provides an overview of the criminal justice system (law enforcement roles, responsibilities and challenges) and engages citizens from all backgrounds in discussion, participation and mutual learning about issues within the criminal justice system. Topics include a panel discussion on sensitive current events and “outside the box” approaches to the justice system.

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 Tuesday evenings starting April 5, 2022 to June 14, 2022, from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. via Zoom.

 The deadline for submitting applications is March 22, 2022

 Application Forms: – on the Homepage and under the “Community Relations” tab

Program Contact: Kristy Lao at 916.874.5251, [email protected].