Applications are being accepted for the third annual Citizens Academy, sponsored by the Yolo County District Attorney’s Office in cooperation with the Yolo County Sheriff’s and Probation departments, the California Highway Patrol and the Davis, UC Davis, Woodland, Winters and West Sacramento police departments.
The Citizens Academy is an eight-week course designed to involve diverse communities in mutual learning about the criminal justice system. The goal is to educate the public and improve relationships and communication among the many different communities in Yolo County and the criminal justice system.
Scheduled topics will include the role of the district attorney; the role of law enforcement, including internal affairs and review boards; special challenges of prosecution, including three strikes and domestic violence; race as a factor in the criminal justice system; juvenile law; gangs; victim services; AB 109/prison realignment; and a tour of the Yolo County Jail.
The academy will meet from 6 to 8:30 p.m. every Thursday from April 24 to June 12 at the Woodland Police Department. Class space is limited. Applicants must be at least 18 years old and reside in Yolo County, and the application deadline is April 3.
To enroll, contact Wendy Wilcox at 530-666-8356 or firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit www.yoloda.org for more information.