Applications are being taken for a free, ten-week class that provides an overview of the criminal justice system.
The 13th Citizen Academy Class, established by the Sacramento County District Attorney's Office, seeks to answer community questions and build bridges between the criminal justice system and ethnic, racial and faith-based communities.
The course is held Tuesday evenings from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. beginning April 9 at the Sacramento Police Department headquarters, 5770 Freeport Blvd.
Members will learn about racial profiling, gang and hate crimes, in-car cameras and police internal affairs departments. Scheduled this year are a tour of the county jail and a police dog demonstration.
Application forms are at http://www.sacda.org/community. Call Cecile Velasco at (916) 874-7428 for more information.