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2024 District Attorney’s Citizen Prosecutor Academy accepting applications

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Montgomery County District Attorney Brett Ligon is pleased to announce that his office is now accepting applications for the 2024 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 10-week course will start on September 9, 2024, and conclude with a graduation ceremony for participants on November 18, 2024.

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 variety 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: September 9 Academy Overview & Welcoming Remarks
  • Week 2: September 16 The Criminal Justice Process
  • Week 3: September 23 Anatomy of a Jury Trial
  • Week 4: September 30 Crimes Against Children – Physical & Sexual Abuse
  • Week 5: October 7 Public Integrity / Officer Involved Shootings
  • Week 6: October 14 Vehicular Crimes / No Refusal Program
  • Week 7: October 21 Family Violence
  • Week 8: October 28 ICAC and Human Trafficking
  • Week 9: November 4 White Collar / Asset Forfeiture
  • Week 10: November 18 Law Enforcement Q&A / Graduation Ceremony

Those wishing to apply should visit and click ‘Apply’

Applications will be accepted for this class until July 31, 2024. 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

District Attorney Brett Ligon shared, “I am committed to this program so that citizens of Montgomery County can continue to get a closer look at what we are doing each day to keep our County safe. This program provides an engaging and educational experience for anyone who is looking to learn more about how a district attorney’s office fits in the criminal justice process.”

Source: Montgomery County District Attorney’s Office