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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:

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

May 11 - June 15, 2021: On Top of the World (Marion County)

September 14- October 26: On Top of the World (Marion County)

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

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