District Attorney Anne Marie Schubert announced that student applications are now being accepted for the 3rd Annual Youth Academy, a program in partnership with the Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department, Sacramento Police Department, Sacramento County Probation Department, Rancho Cordova Police Department, Elk Grove Police Department and Galt Police Department.
Students will actively learn about the criminal justice system, hear from our criminal justice partners, and engage in open communication between law enforcement and themselves concerning issues that affect youth today. Topics include: anatomy of a criminal case, race as a factor in the criminal justice system, use of force, gun violence, gangs, dating violence, human trafficking, marijuana, crime scene investigation and evidence, and distracted driving. A career fair will be held at graduation.
Classes will be held twice a month in the evenings at FOUR locations:
Thursdays - 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
September 21, 2017 - March 15, 2018
Sacramento County Sheriff’s Community Service Center 7000 65th St., Sacramento 95823
Tuesdays - 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
September 19, 2017 - March 20, 2018
Roberts Family Development Center
770 Darina Ave., Sacramento 95815
Wednesdays - 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
September 27, 2017 - March 14, 2018
Rancho Cordova Police Department
2897 Kilgore Rd., Rancho Cordova 95670
ELK GROVE / GALT AREA
Mondays - 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
September 25, 2017 – April 2, 2018
Elk Grove City Hall
8401 Laguna Palms Way, Elk Grove 95758
The program is open to current Sacramento County high school students. Students can apply for either the South, North, East or Elk Grove/Galt area academy by submitting a completed application, which can be downloaded at www.sacda.org
. Space is limited and on a first come, first served basis.
The deadline to apply is September 8, 2017.
DA Schubert states, “Given the success and overwhelming interest in the academy, we have added three law enforcement agency partners and two additional academy classes since the program’s launch in 2015. This expansion will help us achieve our goal of reaching as many students as possible throughout the county and engage them in a positive relationship with members of the criminal justice system.”