D.A. Justice Academy Receives Statewide Award

Alameda County District Attorney Nancy E. O’Malley is pleased to announce that her Office’s Justice Academy is a recipient of the 2013 California State Association of Counties (CSAC) Merit Award in its Challenge Award Competition. CSAC’s annual statewide program honors innovation in county government. An independent panel of judges with expertise in county programs and challenges selected the award recipients.

The District Attorney’s Justice Academy offers a six month learning and working experience for high school students ages 16 to 18. Presented in conjunction with the community based organization East Bay Community Services, the Academy consists of bi-weekly seminars during which outstanding speakers present on a wide variety of topics covering the fields of criminal justice, social justice, civil and family law, and the courts. Over summer vacation, each student is placed in a law related paid summer job. The Spring 2014 Academy will be available to public high school students in the Tri-Valley, Tri-Cities, and Eden area regions of Alameda County.

“I am tremendously proud that the Justice Academy is a recipient of this award,” states District Attorney O’Malley. “I believe that through meaningful youth engagement, we help to shape our leaders of tomorrow and make our communities safer and stronger.”

In addition to the California Award, the District Attorney’s Justice Academy was the recipient of the 2013 National Association of Counties Achievement Award in the category of youth and children.

Posted on Sep 11, 2013