The 18th Judicial District Attorney’s Office’s fourth Annual DA Citizen’s Academy was a mega success this year with a record class …
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18th Judicial District Attorney’s Office’s
fourth Annual DA Citizen’s Academy was a mega success
this year with a record class participation of 50 students from
various Colorado communities; with some participants traveling from
as far as rural Elbert County to attend the eight – week long
course provided students with an in-depth understanding of the
legal system and the various functions of the 18th
Judicial District Attorney’s Office. Participants learned about
many of the specialized programs in the
judicial system and criminal proceedings from the time of arrest to
post conviction actions.
The course covered: Introduction to
the Criminal Justice System, Victims Rights and Services,
Investigations and Polygraphs, the Process of Felony and
Misdemeanor case filings, the Juvenile Justice Process, the Anatomy
of a Trial and Consumer Protection. Facilitators of the course’s
topics were comprised of Assistant District Attorney, Leslie
Hansen, Chief Deputy District Attorney’s, Investigators and Support
staff of the District Attorney’s Office, 18th Judicial
The Academy ended with closing
remarks from District Attorney, Carol Chambers and a graduation
ceremony where all participants received a certificate of
One participant wrote in their
course evaluation, “Thank you for offering this DA’s Citizen’s
Academy. I have shared some of the things I have learned with
neighbors. I also attended the Greenwood Village Police Academy
and the Englewood Police Academy in past years. This is a perfect
follow – up to find out what happens after officers’ make
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