Citizens Academy

As part of DA McLaughlin’s goal for transparency and community involvement, we are excited to announce the 2nd annual 8th Judicial District’s DA Citizens Academy, which will be held March 28- April 20. Classes are on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6-8 pm.

The DA Citizens Academy is an exclusive, behind-the-scenes look at how the District Attorney's Office and the criminal justice system works. The Citizens Academy aims to:

  • Enhance public understanding of the District Attorney’s Office by providing insights into the operations and procedures of the Office
  • Empower community members to become more proactively involved with the criminal justice system and their respective communities
  • Build and sustain a positive and collaborative relationship between the community and the District Attorney’s Office

Attendees will learn about the functions of district court, county court, specialized units, economic and elder abuse crimes, investigations, victim and witness services, diversion, and juvenile justice. They will also have the chance to learn the intricacies of a jury trial and participate in a short mock trial sitting as jurors.

*Classes are free and open to anyone 18+, and priority is given to those in Larimer and Jackson counties. Applications are now closed.

Event Date: 
Tuesday, March 28, 2023 - 6:00pm to Thursday, April 20, 2023 - 8:00pm
1 day remaining
Thursday, March 30, 2023 - 6:00pm to Saturday, April 22, 2023 - 8:00pm
3 days remaining
Tuesday, April 4, 2023 - 6:00pm to Thursday, April 27, 2023 - 8:00pm
8 days remaining
Thursday, April 6, 2023 - 6:00pm to Saturday, April 29, 2023 - 8:00pm
10 days remaining
Tuesday, April 11, 2023 - 6:00pm to Thursday, May 4, 2023 - 8:00pm
15 days remaining
Thursday, April 13, 2023 - 6:00pm to Saturday, May 6, 2023 - 8:00pm
17 days remaining
Tuesday, April 18, 2023 - 6:00pm to Thursday, May 11, 2023 - 8:00pm
22 days remaining
Thursday, April 20, 2023 - 6:00pm to Saturday, May 13, 2023 - 8:00pm
24 days remaining
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Administrative Services - Boyd Lake Conf.
200 W. Oak Street , Boyd Lake Conference Room #152
Fort Collins, CO 80521
Contact Name: 
Brianna Jones
Per the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Larimer County will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with a disability who need assistance. Services can be arranged with at least seven business days’ notice. Please email accessibility@larimer.org or call (970) 498-5967 or Relay Colorado 711. "Walk-in" requests for auxiliary aids and services will be honored to the extent possible but may be unavailable if advance notice is not provided.