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San Joaquin County
District Attorney's Office
TORI VERBER SALAZAR
District Attorney

Scott A. Fichtner
Assistant District Attorney

Kristine M. Reed
Assistant District Attorney

David J. Derksen
Chief Investigator

OFFICE OF THE DISTRICT ATTORNEY

222 E. Weber Ave., Room 202, Stockton, CA
P. O. Box 990, Stockton, CA 95201

T (209) 468-2400 | F (209) 465-0371

For Immediate Release


March 01, 2019

CONTACT: Zephanii Smith, Director of Communications
T 209-468-2400  | E pr.info@sjcda.org

Youth Leadership Academy 2019

The San Joaquin County District Attorney's Office is pleased to announce that applications for the 18 th San Joaquin County Justice System Youth Leadership Academy are now open. This year's program is scheduled to run June 10 - July 12, 2019, between 8:30am-12pm, Monday through Friday. 

The program provides students with a unique learning experience - direct exposure to the justice system in operation.  Students also have the opportunity to build professional and academic networks. 

There are four components to the curriculum:

  • Classroom Instruction by justice system professionals, including criminal law and procedure, alcohol and traffic laws, career assessment tools, substance abuse, teen dating violence, domestic violence, child support laws, gangs, cyberbullying and social media, the long-term importance of education and other relevant topics.
  • Students will be paired with a mentor in the justice system in an area of their interest to provide personal guidance and insight into careers within the justice system.
  • Students will also observe actual court proceedings, including civil, criminal matters, drug, family law, domestic violence and DUI courts.
  • Field trips will include a tour of the county jail, a live swat demonstration and a visit with the Third District Court of Appeal.

All high school students are invited to apply. Please share this opportunity with your students and direct them to our website to learn more and download the application: www.sjgov.org/da/yla .  Applications require a reference letter from a teacher and/or counselor and must be received by our office no later than Friday, May 3, 2019.  

For questions, or to submit a completed application, please email yla@sjcda.org .