The Fifth Judicial Circuit State Attorney’s Office will host its free six-week Citizens Prosecutor Academy course in Belleview beginning in February, and residents of Citrus, Hernando, Lake, Marion, and Sumter counties are eligible to sign up.
The Citizens Prosecutor Academy will take place at 2 p.m. on every Wednesday, from February 1, 2023 through March 8, 2023, at the Belleview Police Department located at 5350 SE 110th Street.
During the six-week course, citizens will get a look at the criminal justice system from the perspective of a prosecutor. Participants will have the opportunity to meet and hear from attorneys, judges, and subject matter experts as they discuss several topics that will include the criminal justice system, the jury trial process, forensics, crimes against children, and homicide investigations, among other topics.
The academy is for adults only (ages 18 and up) and will contain several topics of a sensitive nature. The class size will be limited to 30 people and no recording devices will be allowed. Those interested in participating can click here to fill out an application.
For more information, contact the Fifth Judicial Circuit State Attorney’s Office via phone (352-671-5800) or email ([email protected]).