Dates set for 18th Judicial District citizens academy

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Community members who would like an in-depth look at what happens from the time someone is arrested until trial and conviction are encouraged to participate in the 2019 spring citizens academy of the 18th Judicial District.

The free seven-week academy meets from 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesdays from May 8 to June 19 in the Douglas County office, 4000 Justice Way, Castle Rock.

Each of the seven classes explores the role of various members of the office. Attendees will explore different functions of the specialized units in the district attorney's office, including the Special Victims, Economic Crimes, Cold Case, Crime Scene Investigations, County Court and Juvenile Justice.

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

The application can be found at www.da18.org/community-outreach/citizens-academy/

The deadline for applications is April 5. Submit the completed application via U.S. mail to Barbara Martin-Worley, Office of the District Attorney-18th Judicial District, 4000 Justice Way, Ste 2525-A, Castle Rock, CO 80109; email it to bmw@da18.state.co.us or fax it to 720 733-4689.

Once the academy is full, applicants will be placed on a waiting list. Attendees will be notified of their acceptance in the academy no later than April 13.

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