Citizen’s Academy

District Attorney George Brauchler talks to participants at the Citizens Academy

18th Judicial District Attorney George Brauchler is pleased to announce the dates for the 2020 Spring Citizens Academy.

This free, seven-week course will be on consecutive Wednesday evenings from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., April 8 through May 20. Classes will be in the 18th Judicial District Attorney’s Douglas County office located at 4000 Justice Way in Castle Rock.

Each class will explore the role of various members of the office in different parts of the criminal justice system. The academy will give students an in-depth look at what happens on a case between the time of arrest and post-conviction.

Attendees will explore the different functions of the specialized units within the District Attorney’s Office, including but not limited to the Special Victims Unit, Economic Crimes Unit, Cold Case Unit, Crime Scene Investigations, County Court and Juvenile Justice. Students also will have the chance to learn the intricacies of a jury trial.

District Attorney George Brauchler addresses the participants the first night. You can see what he had to say at a previous academy in a video on our Facebook page.

Citizens Academy participants during a session in the courthouse.

Space in the class is limited; preference will be given to applicants who live in the 18th Judicial District and are first-time attendees. Participants must be at least 18 years old, complete an application and pass a criminal background check to be considered. Members of the media and family of district employees are welcome to apply.

The application can be found here: Application

The deadline for applications is March 6, 2020.

Submit the completed application in one of the following ways:

* Via U.S. mail: Alejandra Flores, Office of the District Attorney – 18th Judicial District, 6450 S. Revere Pkwy., Centennial CO 80111
* Via email:
* Via fax: 720 874-8790.

Questions? Email Alejandra Flores or call her at 720 874-8596.

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