The application period for the 2017 Fall Session of the District Attorney’s Citizen Prosecutor Academy will open in July.    


WHAT IS THE DISTRICT ATTORNEY’S CITIZEN PROSECUTOR ACADEMY?

The Collin County Citizen Prosecutor Academy is a community outreach program presented by District Attorney Greg Willis and his staff, which provides an informative perspective on the Collin County criminal justice system.  This program, comprised of eleven meetings, will show you how a case progresses, from the arrest and indictment of a suspect to a trial and subsequent appeal. If you’ve ever wondered how police agencies and prosecutors operate, or how criminals are brought to justice, this program is a great place to learn.

WHAT TOPICS ARE COVERED?

Members of the Collin County Citizen Prosecutor Academy will hear from speakers spanning all aspects of the criminal justice system.  Among a wide variety of speakers include narcotics detectives, medical examiners, judges and prosecutors from various divisions throughout the DA’s office.  The Citizen Prosecutor Academy will also venture to destinations including the Collin County Sheriff’s Department and Child Advocacy Center to gain a behind-the-scene understanding of real-world prosecution and law enforcement.

WHERE DOES THE ACADEMY MEET?

The DA’s Citizen Prosecutor Academy classes are held at the Collin County Courthouse, 2100 Bloomdale Road, McKinney, Texas, 75071.

HOW DO I SIGN UP?

Each class consists of a cross-section of Collin County citizens including those living, working, or attending a college in Collin County.  The academy is held in the spring and the fall of every year. You may apply here or download an application below and submit it by mail or email at the address listed below.  For additional information, please contact Kim Alvarado at:

Citizen Prosecutor Academy
Collin County District Attorney
2100 Bloomdale Road, Suite 100
McKinney, TX  75071
972.548.4768
DA-CPA@collincountytx.gov

DA’s Citizen Prosecutor Academy Announcement Spring 2017

Collin County DA’s Citizen Prosecutor Academy Application – PDF