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Sacramento County DA’s Office launches speakers bureau

Sacramento County District Attorney Anne Marie Schubert has announced the launch of an officewide speakers bureau to increase the office’s community outreach and engagement efforts.

The program will match members of the District Attorney’s Office with community-based organizations, businesses, industry associations, educational institutions, clubs, cultural and faith-based organizations, neighborhood associations and other groups seeking to learn more about various aspects of the criminal justice system.

With more than 135 staff members volunteering for the program, speakers include all levels and areas of expertise, according to a news release. They include District Attorney Schubert, her chief deputy and assistant chiefs, deputy district attorneys, criminalists, victim advocates, investigators and paralegals.

Available topics include an overview of the criminal justice system, gangs and hate crimes, gun violence, elder and child abuse, domestic violence, sexual assaults, human trafficking, juvenile crime and prevention, truancy, consumer protection, insurance fraud, the crime lab and victim services. Other topics not already identified can be requested for review and scheduling if a speaker can be matched with the subject matter, officials said.

Speaker request can be submitted through an online request form, which asks for event details, topic, contact information and other pertinent information. The speaker request form is available on the District Attorney’s Office homepage, www.sacda.org, under the “Community Relations” navigation tab. Requests also can be made via a speakers bureau request message line, (916) 875-2244.

For planning purposes, the District Attorney’s Office will need a minimum of four weeks to schedule a speaker.

Call The Bee’s Cathy Locke, (916) 321-5287.

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