District Attorney Anne Marie Schubert announces open registration for the 6th Annual Youth Academy, a program in partnership with the Sacramento County Sheriff’s Office, Sacramento Police Department, Sacramento County Probation Department, Sacramento County Public Defender’s Office, Rancho Cordova Police Department, Elk Grove Police Department and Galt Police Department.

This program is being offered virtually for the first time this year.

Students will learn about the criminal justice system, hear from our criminal justice partners, and engage in open communication with law enforcement about issues that affect youth today.

Topics include gun violence and gangs, social media and cybercrimes, crime scene investigations (CSI), dating violence, human trafficking, marijuana laws, distracted driving and driving under the influence.  Students will also participate in a mock trial.

Classes will be held weekly via Zoom:

Thursdays: 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. ~ from October 1, 2020 to November 19, 2020

The program is open to current Sacramento County high school students.  Students can apply by submitting a completed application, which can be downloaded at www.sacda.org

Deadline to apply is September 11, 2020

Students should apply early as space is limited and on a first come, first served basis. 

DA Anne Marie Schubert states, “I encourage students from across Sacramento County to participate in our first-ever virtual Youth Academy.  During this time of social distancing, my office and our public safety partners remain committed to engaging, educating and inspiring students to pursue a career in the criminal justice field while keeping everyone safe.”

For questions on the Youth Academy, please email YouthPrograms@sacda.org.