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Sacramento, Yolo DAs seek applicants for citizens academies

Published: Monday, Feb. 3, 2014 - 4:44 pm

The district attorney’s offices in Sacramento and Yolo counties are recruiting for their citizens academies, set to begin in April.

In both counties, participants will meet representatives from the DA’s office, the public defender’s office, law enforcement, community organizations and other representatives of the criminal justice system.

Participants in Sacramento County will meet for 10 Tuesday evenings from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the Sacramento Police Department headquarters, 5770 Freeport Blvd., Sacramento, beginning April 8. Topics will include racial profiling; gang and hate crimes; in-car cameras and California’s prison realignment plan.

To apply, go to, click on “Community” and then “Citizens Academy,” or contact Cecile Velasco at (916) 874-7428 or at The deadline is March 7.

In Yolo County, participants will meet Thursday evenings, beginning April 24 and ending June 12, from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. To enroll, contact Wendy Wilcox at (530) 666-8356 or More information can be found at The deadline is April 3.

Participants there will learn about topics such as the role of law enforcement; challenges of prosecutions including the Three Strikes law and domestic violence; juvenile law and, like in Sacramento, the state’s prison realignment plan.

Call The Bee’s Kim Minugh, (916) 321-1038. Follow her on Twitter @Kim_Minugh.

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