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For Immediate Release: April 26, 2012

Contact: Casimir Spencer
Public Information Officer
Direct: 720.874.8556

District Attorney Carol Chambers Announces the 5th Annual DA Citizen's Academy

Centennial CO. - 18th Judicial District Attorney Carol Chambers is pleased to announce the 5th Annual DA Citizen's Academy. This free eight-week academy provides an in-depth understanding of the legal system and the various functions of the 18th Judicial District Attorney's Office.

It covers the complex and varied roles of the District Attorney's Office, the functioning of many specialized programs in our judicial system and the criminal proceedings from the time of arrest to post conviction actions.

Participants will also gain insight on resources available to victims from the District Attorney's Office. This course is recommended for any citizen who would like an in-depth understanding of the basics of the law and practical proceedings of the 18th Judicial District Attorney's Office.

Participants must be 18 years of age or older and must complete an application and pass a criminal background check to attend. There are only 45 spaces available and spaces fill-up fast, so sign up today!

WHEN: Wednesdays from 6:00 to 8:30 p.m.

June 6-August 1, 2012

(No class July 4th)

WHERE: Office of the District Attorney

6450 S. Revere Parkway

Centennial, CO 80111

If you are interested in attending this academy, please go to to download the application. All citizen participants must complete an application and pass a criminal background check.

Mail the completed application to Paula Bonell, Office of the District Attorney, 6450 S. Revere Parkway, Centennial, CO 80111; email the application to; or fax the application to 720-874-8690. To request an application by phone please call 720-874-8596. Once the academy is full, applicants will be placed on a waiting list.

One participant from last year's academy wrote in their course evaluation:

"Thank you for offering this DA's Citizen's Academy. I have shared some of the things I have learned with neighbors. I also attended the Greenwood Village Police Academy and the Englewood Police Academy in past years. This is a perfect follow - up to find out what happens after officers' make arrests." ### The 18th Judicial District Attorney's Office serves Arapahoe, Douglas, Elbert and Lincoln counties.

February 25th, 2012

"The State of Black Colorado Education: Are We Making the Grade?"

February 09th, 2012

National African American History Month - By President Barack Obama
The story of African Americans is a story of resilience and perseverance. It traces a people who refused to accept the circumstances under which they arrived on these shores, and it chronicles the generations who fought for an America that truly reflects the ideals enshrined in our founding documents. It is the narrative of slaves who shepherded others along the path to freedom and preachers who organized against the rules of Jim Crow, of young people who sat-in at lunch counters and ordinary men and women who took extraordinary risks to change our Nation for the better. During National African American History Month, we celebrate the rich legacy of African Americans and honor the remarkable contributions they have made to perfecting our Union.

October 21st, 2011

Post Independent Opinion: Give State Schools a Funding Bridge With Prop. 103

Colorado voters have the opportunity to throw a lifeline to school districts across the state by approving Proposition 103, a five-year funding bridge that will help the state avoid more rounds of severe education funding cuts.

March 07th, 2011

School Officials and Education Justice Group Padres Unidos Stand for Smarter Approach Toward School

Today, Senators Evie Hudak (D-Westminster) and Linda Newell (D-Littleton) will stand with education officials and education justice advocates to support Senate Bill 133, which asks the Colorado Commission on Criminal and Juvenile Justice (CCJJ) to study the issue of fair discipline in schools.

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