Applications are being accepted for the second-annual Yolo County District Attorney Citizens Academy.
The academy is sponsored by the District Attorney's Office in partnership with the Yolo County Sheriff's and Yolo County Probation departments as well as a host of other law enforcement agencies.
The 10-week academy seeks to enable a wide range of community members to learn about the criminal justice system and to improve relationships between law enforcement and residents, organizers reported.
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 the "three-strikes" law and domestic violence, race as a factor in the criminal justice system, juvenile law and gangs.
The academy will meet in the Sheriff's Department from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Thursdays for 10 weeks starting April 11. The class is limited to 20 participants. Deadline for applications is March 21.
For information or to enroll, call Wendy Wilcox at (530) 666-8356, email email@example.com, or go to www.yoloda.org.
Call The Bee's Cathy Locke, (916) 321-5287.