Elkhart County's criminal justice system on display during citizens academy

Elkhart County Prosecutor Curtis Hill is offering a  free citizens academy for people interested in finding out how the local courts system works.

Posted on Aug. 26, 2014 at 9:51 a.m.

A free eight-week citizens academy led by Elkhart County Prosecutor Curtis Hill will give participants behind-the-scenes lessons on how the criminal justice system works. 

  • Criminal trial and courtroom procedures
  • Investigations/drug crimes
  • Pre-trial diversion
  • Victim assistance
  • Child support
  • Juvenile crimes

Participants will go on tours of the Elkhart County Correctional Facility, the Elkhart County court house and the prosecutor’s office, and they’ll hear presentations about the inner workings of the local criminal justice system.

The class meets at Indiana University South Bend’s Elkhart campus from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. starting Thursday, Sept. 25.

How to sign up:

The deadline to sign up for the citizens academy is Sept. 12. 

Sign up online or contact Heather Norman at 296-1888 or hnorman@elkhartpa.com.

Follow reporter Lydia Sheaks on Twitter at @LydiaSheaks

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