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DA’s office taking Citizens Academy applications

The Sacramento District Attorney’s Office is once again taking applications from people interested in participating in its community/criminal-justice Citizens Academy.

According to an office press statement, the free, 10-week program is designed “to improve communication, foster a better understanding and develop relationships between members of the criminal justice system and our ethnic, cultural and faith-based communities as well as all citizens.”

The application deadline is March 13. Sessions will take place on Tuesdays, 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m, April 7 at Sacramento police headquarters, 5770 Freeport Boulevard.

For information, call Cecile Velasco at 916-874-7428 or email her at

Call The Bee’s Andy Furillo, (916) 321-1141. Follow him on Twitter @andyfurillo.