2024 Citizens Academy Dates and Applications Now Available

Program Description:
The Citizens Academy offers a behind-the-scenes look at The District Attorney General’s Office, and what each of our units and prosecutors do daily. Participants will also learn about the specific roles of law enforcement officers, attorneys, judges, and jurors, while being exposed to the inner workings and complexities involved in prosecution. Citizens can practice what they have learned by participating in a mock trial, arguing a criminal case as prosecutors. In addition to the mock trial, Assistant District Attorneys present on a wide range of topics including Criminal Justice 101, the “CSI Effect,” the opioid epidemic, gangs, and other trends impacting our community. Find out important details below.

Eligibility:
• Applicant must be at least 18 years old
• Applicant must live or work in Knox County
• Applicant must agree to a background check to be completed by the District Attorney General’s Office.

Important Dates and Times:

  • Application Deadline: Friday, July 15
  • Program Acceptance Notice: Thursday, August 1
  • Citizens Academy Dates/Times:
    • Tuesdays from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
    • Aug. 27, Sept. 3, Sept. 10, Sept. 17, Sept. 24, Oct. 1, and Oct. 8

Program Contact Information:
Office of the District Attorney General
dag@knoxcounty.org