Monday - Friday8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
The District Attorney’s Citizens Academy is a 12-week
program that is designed to immerse citizens in the criminal justice
process, bringing participants together with law enforcement,
prosecutors, defense attorneys and judges.
“For those who work within the criminal justice system, it is easy to
assume that everyone in the community understands what we do, but that
is not the case,” said District Attorney Pete Weir, regarding the need
for the Academy. “With this program we can show people not only the role
of the District Attorney’s Office in the criminal justice system, but
we can also open up the process to them, helping to create a more
informed and enlightened community.”
The Academy offers a better understanding of the justice system
through hands-on instruction of case investigation and prosecution,
including presentations on topics such as the autopsy of a high profile
case, child sex trafficking, elder abuse, and ID theft. The Academy will
include dialogue with criminal justice leaders, visits to the court and
Detention Center, review of the functions of the District Attorneys
Office and a “walk through” of a criminal case.
Participants must live in the First Judicial District, which includes
Jefferson and Gilpin counties, submit an application, and pass a
background criminal history check. Information on the Academy and an
application is attached. Application must be submitted by August 25,
For more information contact Mark Pautler at firstname.lastname@example.org
100 Jefferson County Parkway Golden, Colorado 80419 (303) 279-6511
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