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Citizens Prosecutor Academy

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The Citizens Prosecutor Academy is a 6-week program which provides citizens a look at the criminal justice system from the perspective of a prosecutor. Participants will hear directly from attorneys, judges and subject matter experts on several topics including the criminal justice system, the jury trial process, forensics, crimes against children, homicide investigations, and diversion programs, among others.

Due to the sensitive nature of some topics in this series, applicants must be at least 18 years of age. Class size is limited to 30 people. As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, masks are required when social distancing is not possible. All attendees must be free from COVID-19 symptoms.

Classes are free of cost to citizens of Citrus, Hernando, Lake, Marion, and Sumter counties. No recording devices allowed.

Upcoming Courses:

February 4th-March 11th, 2021: Mulberry Grove Recreation Center (Marion County) 

DOWNLOAD MARION BROCHURE HERE

April 8th-May 20th, 2021: Seabreeze Recreation Center (Sumter County) 

DOWNLOAD SUMTER BROCHURE HERE

For more information contact Cindy Harper, Community Services Director, at (352)671-5887 or charper@sao5.org.

DOWNLOAD APPLICATION HERE