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2022 District Attorney’s Citizen Prosecutor Academy Accepting Applications

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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 2022 Citizen Prosecutor Academy. This long-standing program will provide a behind-the-scenes look at what goes on in your District Attorney’s Office. The 12-week course will start on August 1, 2022, and conclude with a graduation ceremony for participants on October 24, 2022.

 

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The District Attorney’s Office has an essential role in protecting the community and holding offenders accountable. During this course, participants will hear from prosecutors and investigators on a varitety of topics, including murder investigations, human trafficking, Grand Jury, internet crimes against children, and the anatomy of a criminal jury trial. The tentative course schedule is as follows:

  • Week 1: August 1 – Academy Overview & Welcoming Remarks
  • Week 2: August 8 – The Criminal Justice Process
  • Week 3: August 15 – Anatomy of a Jury Trial
  • Week 4: August 22 – Crimes Against Children – Physical & Sexual Abuse
  • Week 5: August 29 – Family Violence
  • September 5 – Labor Day Holiday – No Class
  • Week 6: September 12 – Vehicular Crimes/No Refusal Program
  • Week 7: September 19 – White Collar/Asset Forfeiture/Bond Forfeiture
  • Week 8: September 26 – Violent Crimes/Narcotics
  • Week 9: October 3 – Public Integrity/Officer Involved Shootings Human
  • Week 10: October 10 – Trafficking/Diversion Programs/Victim Services
  • Week 11: October 17 – Child Exploitation/Internet Crimes Against Children
  • Week 12: October 24 – Law Enforcement Q&A/Graduation Ceremony

 

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“I am really excited to bring our Academy back so that more citizens of Montgomery County can get a closer look at what we are doing each day to keep our County safe,” said District Attorney Brett Ligon. “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 www.mctxdao.org/get-involved and click on ‘Citizen Prosecutor Academy Application.’ Applications will be accepted for this class until July 30, 2022. 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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