Spring 2020 Citizen’s Academy goes virtual

District Attorney George Brauchler talks to participants at the Citizens Academy

All of us are adapting in large and small ways to restrictions imposed because of the pandemic. We are upending rules and procedures and altering traditions.

The 18th Judicial District Attorney’s Spring Citizen’s Academy was cancelled, and it won’t be rescheduled in its usual, in-person format. Instead, we will be offering a free, open-to-everyone Zoom presentation for 10 consecutive days starting Monday, April 20.

“In this time of uncertainty and upheaval, everyone is being asked to innovate and adapt. I am proud that my office was able to pivot quickly and put together something to offer folks as they are doing their part and staying at home,” said District Attorney George Brauchler. “This is not an exact replica of what we offer in person, but it’s adapted to the times and technologies now available. I am glad to make it accessible to a large swath of the community I represent, to give them the chance to learn more about what we do in the District Attorney’s Office.”

Participants can join a Zoom meeting every day for two weeks at 1 p.m. Presentations (listed below) will last about 30 minutes, with time for extra questions at the end.

A Citizen’s Academy is held in the fall in our Arapahoe County office. Check back here in the fall for deadlines.

Participant instructions for Spring, all-online academy

The link to join is : https://zoom.us/j/94342946867
It is recommended you do this from a tablet, laptop or desktop so you can ask questions.

Participants are asked to log in 15 minutes early. If you have never used Zoom, simply click on the above link and the application will ask to install the first time you attempt to join the meeting.

The host will mute all participants; you can choose whether or not you want to have your web cam on.

Presentations will start right at 1 p.m., a different one each day. During the presentation, participants can type questions using the “chat” feature. A moderator will screen the questions and ask as many as time permits. There will be extra time at the end for additional questions.

Completion certificates are available to those who participate in every session; contact Alejandra Flores in advance at aflores@da18.state.co.us

18th Judicial District Attorney’s Office virtual Citizens’ Academy
18th Judicial District Attorney’s Office virtual Citizens’ Academy

18th Judicial District Attorney’s Office virtual Citizens’ Academy