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    Citizen Prosecutor Academy

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    The Citizen Prosecutor Academy (CPA) is a 12-week program designed to give citizens an in-depth understanding of the criminal justice system in Tarrant County.

    With our Assistant Criminal District Attorneys and Investigators as instructors, participants review each step of the prosecutorial process to gain an insider's perspective on how the system works.

    Classes are held on Thursdays from 6:00 - 8:00 pm. Graduation will be hosted upon completion of the Academy program.

    We are now taking applications for our 2023 Spring Academy classes.  The Spring Academy begins March 2, 2023, and graduation will be May 1, 2023.  You will find applications in the buttons below.

    This topics of the past academy classes have included:

    ·         Adult Sexual Assault

    ·         The Civil Division

    ·         Conviction Integrity

    ·         Digital Forensic & Technical Services

    ·         Diversion Programs

    ·         Felony:  An Overview

    ·         Gang Unit

    ·         Grand Jury

    ·         Intake

    ·         Intimate Partner Violence

    ·         Intoxication Manslaughter, DWI & No Refusal

    ·         Introduction to a Trial

    ·         Introduction to the Criminal Justice System/Criminal District  Attorney's Office

    ·         The Juvenile System

    ·         Mental Health & Protective Orders

    ·         Misdemeanor Crimes

    ·         Special Victims Unit

    ·         Victim Advocates

    ·         White Collar/Public Integrity Crimes



    For more information on the CDA Citizen Prosecutor Academy, please contact:

    Amy Bearden

    Community Outreach Coordinator

    817.884.3126 /

    This page was last modified on November 18, 2022


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