Community Relations/ Youth Programs

District Attorney Youth Academy

The District Attorney Youth Academy is a program in partnership with the Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department, Sacramento Police Department, Sacramento County Probation Department, Rancho Cordova Police Department, Elk Grove Police Department and Galt Police Department.

Students actively learn about the criminal justice system, hear from our criminal justice partners, and engage in open communication between law enforcement and themselves concerning issues that affect youth today. Students are also educated on such topics as gangs, social media, and distracted driving.

Topics include: 

  •  Race as a Factor in the Criminal Justice System
  •  Law Enforcement Use of Force
  •  Anatomy of a Criminal Case
  • Marijuana & the Law
  •  Laboratory of Forensic Science
  • Crime Scene Investigation (CSI)
  • Human Trafficking
  • Dating Violence & Stalking

Classes will be held twice a month in the evenings from 6:00 p.m. -  8:00 p.m. at FOUR locations:

SOUTH AREA - Thursdays: September 21, 2017 through March 15, 2018 at the Sacramento County Sheriff’s Community Service Center - 7000  65th St., Sacramento 95823 

NORTH AREA - Tuesdays: September 19, 2017 through March 20, 2018 at the Roberts Family Development Center 770 Darina Ave., Sacramento 95815 

EAST AREA - Wednesdays: September 27, 2017 through March 14, 2018 at the Rancho Cordova Police Department - 2897 Kilgore Road., Rancho Cordova CA 95670

ELK GROVE / GALT AREA - Mondays: September 25, 2017 through April 2, 2018 at the Elk Grove City Hall - 8401 Laguna Palms Way, Elk Grove 95758 

*An optional one day field trip is scheduled to tour the Sacramento Superior Court

The program is open to current Sacramento County high school students.  Eligible students can apply for either the South, North, East or Elk Grove/Galt area academy.  They must submit a completed application, signed permission slip and signed Code of Conduct agreement.  Space is limited and on a first come, first served basis.

Deadline to Apply:  September 8, 2017

Download Application

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For questions, please email or call Rachel Montesinos at 916.874.5251.

2016/2017 Graduating Class - New East Area Class (click image for photo gallery)


DA´s Office Reception 916.874.6218
DA´s Victim/Witness 916.874.5701
DA´s Domestic Violence 916.874.6171
Sacramento Sheriff 916.874.5115
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Citrus Heights Police 916.727.5500
Elk Grove Police 916.714.5115
Folsom Police 916.355.7234
Galt Police 209.366.7000
Rancho Cordova Police 916.875.9600
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