Citizens Academy application period now open

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

This free, seven-week academy will be held on consecutive Wednesday evenings from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., April 8 to May 20 in the Douglas County office, 4000 Justice Way, Castle Rock.

Each of the seven classes explores the role of various members of the office. The academy gives students an in-depth look at what happens between the time someone is arrested, all the way through trial and 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.

Limited spaces are available. 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 for attendance. Members of the media and family members of employees are welcome to apply.

The application is on the office web site:

The deadline for applications is March 6, 2020.

Please 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 Parkway, Centennial CO 80111
* Via email:
* Via fax: 720 874-8790.

Once the academy is full, applicants will be placed on a waiting list. Attendees will be notified of their acceptance in the academy no later than March 25, 2020.