OCDA HOSTS 15TH ANNUAL SUMMER YOUTH EDUCATION CONFERENCE FOR STUDENTS INTERESTED IN LAW ENFORCEMENT

For Immediate Release







August 1, 2014

Susan Kang Schroeder
Chief of Staff
Office: 714-347-8408
Cell: 714-292-2718

Farrah Emami
Spokesperson
Office: 714-347-8405
Cell: 714-323-4486

OCDA HOSTS 15TH ANNUAL SUMMER YOUTH EDUCATION CONFERENCE FOR STUDENTS INTERESTED IN LAW ENFORCEMENT

 

SANTA ANA – Local high school students will have the opportunity next week to get a behind-the-scenes look at what it’s like to be a prosecutor, defense attorney, police detective, and judge during the 15th annual Summer Youth Education Conference. This weeklong program will begin on Monday, Aug. 4, 2014, at 8:30 a.m. and will include 35 to 40 hours of hands-on activities, culminating in a mock trial, and a graduation ceremony on Friday, Aug. 8, 2014.

 

“This program is a great way for young people in our community to learn about the criminal justice system,” said District Attorney Tony Rackauckas. “Working with local teens is extremely important in helping these kids choose a positive path.  Some of these students may serve our community and become the next generation of prosecutors, police officers, and judges.”

 

Students will have the opportunity to visit numerous government agencies and network with criminal justice professionals. The participants will visit the Santa Ana Police Department, Ronald Reagan Federal Building and U.S. Courthouse, Orange County Sheriff’s Department Tactical Training Center, Orange County Sheriff-Coroner’s Office, and Orange County Regional Computer Forensics Lab. Educational workshops will be presented by investigators, prosecutors, community agencies, and other criminal justice professionals.  

 

Twenty-nine students were accepted into the 2014 program out of more than 70 total applicants. These students range from 23 different schools throughout Orange County.

 

Applications for the program are accepted yearly and students who exhibit an interest in learning about the legal and criminal justice system are selected to participate. Anyone interested in applying for the 2015 conference can visit the Orange County District Attorney website at www.orangecountyda.com and select “Summer Youth Education Conference” under “Education and Resources.”  The program is open to high school students between the ages of 16 and 18 years old.

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