San Diego County District Attorney Bonnie Dumanis is holding a Citizens' Academy that explains the criminal justice system and the workings of the District Attorney's Office.
The academy begins March 24 and ends May 26. Classes will be held from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Joan Kroc Institute for Peace and Justice on the University of San Diego campus.
The 10-week program is a free course with the San Diego County Sheriff's Department and other public safety speakers aimed at demystifying the criminal justice system.
Topics include prosecuting homicides and economic crimes; gang; narcotics; elder abuse; the Computer and Technology Crime High-Tech Response Team or "CATCH"; and officer-involved shootings. The course includes a tour fo the County's Medical Examiner's facility.
Applications are currently being accepted and are due by Feb. 8. More information can be found at the DA's website.