2019 District Attorney’s Citizen Prosecutor Academy

By: Montgomery County District Attorney's Office - Brett Ligon
| Published 07/18/2019

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MONTGOMERY COUNTY, TX -- Montgomery County District Attorney Brett Ligon is pleased to announce that his office is now accepting applications for the 2019 Citizen Prosecutor Academy. This will be the fourth class of the citizen's academy and will provide a behind the scenes look at what goes on in your District Attorney's Office. This 12 - week course will start on August 12, 2019, and conclude with a graduation ceremony for participants on November 4, 2019.

The District Attorney's Office is at the forefront of protecting the community and holding criminals accountable. During this course, participants will hear from prosecutors and investigators an a variety of topics, including murder investigations, human trafficking, Grand Jury, interne crimes against children, and the anatomy of a criminal jury trial. The tentative course schedule is as follows:

Week 1: August 12 Academy Overview & Welcoming Remarks
Week 2: August 19 The Criminal Justice Process
Week 3: Aug. 26 Anatomy of a Jury Trial September 2 Labor Day Holiday— No Class
Week 4: September 9 Crimes Aganist Children — Physical & Sexual Abuse
Week 5: September 16 Family Violence
Week 6: September 23 Vehicular Crimes / No Refusal Program
Week 7: September 30 White Collar/ Asset Forfeiture
Week 8: October 7 Major Offenders/ Diversion Programs
Week 9: October 14 Public Integrity/ Officer Involved Shootings
Week 10: October 21 Human Trafficking
Week 11: October 28 Child Exploitation / Internet Crimes Against Children
Week 12: November 4 Law Enforcement Q&A / Graduation Ceremony

'I am really excited to kick off our 5th Annual Academy so that more citizens of Montgomery County can get a closer look at what we are doing each day to keep our County safe,' Brett Ligon, District Attorney, said. 'This program continues to be a fun. and educational experience for anyone who is looking to learn more about how a district attorney's office fits in the criminal justice process. We are continuously growing and have the best DA's Office in the State; I can't wait for this new class to see why.'

Those wishing to apply should visit httias://mctxdao.org/citizen-nrosecutor-academy/ and click on 'Citizen Prosecutor Academy Application.' Applications will be accepted for this class until August 2, 2019. All applicants must be 18 years of age to apply and will undergo a criminal background check. For more information, those interested can send an email to DA.Citizen@mctx.org

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