District Attorney’s Citizen Prosecutor Academy:
Feb. 14 Application Deadline for weekly class
What is a plea bargain? What are expunctions? What does a grand jury do? Ever wonder exactly how criminals are brought to justice?
Answers to these and other questions will come up in the next session of the Collin County Criminal District Attorney’s Citizen Prosecutor Academy.
Collin County District Attorney Greg Willis has announced the upcoming Spring session dates for the academy. Classes for this popular program meet on Thursday evenings at the Collin County Courthouse from 6:30 to 9 p.m. The 10-week course begins Feb. 21, and concludes with a graduation ceremony for participants on Thursday, April 25.
The application deadline is Thursday, Feb. 14. Class size is limited, and those seeking enrollment must be at least 18 years of age.
Collaborating with an extensive network of public servants and agencies on a daily basis, the Collin County District Attorney’s office is at the forefront of pursuing justice and protecting our community. Academy participants hear directly from prosecutors, detectives, judges and law enforcement officials as they explain how a case develops, from arrest to trial and subsequent appeal.
Points of Discussion for the course include:
- Internet Investigations
- Jury Trials: A Judge’s Perspective
- Special Prosecutions
- Narcotics (Plano PD)
- Crimes Against Children
- Intake and Grand Jury
- On-site visits to Children’s Advocacy Center, Colin County Sheriff’s Office Medical Examiner’s Office
- Mock Trial
To learn more information about the District Attorney’s Citizen Prosecutor Academy and to download an application, please visit www.collincountyda.com. For questions, contact Shannon Poe at 972-548-4341 or firstname.lastname@example.org.