The academy will be held June 17 through June 21, 2013 at WSCC, 710 Colegate Drive, Marietta.
The purpose for the Criminal Justice Youth Academy is to provide students area wide who are interested in a career in law enforcement or a related field with a hands-on view of the criminal justice system and procedures.
Requirements & Eligibility
- Boys and girls interested in participating in the Criminal Justice Youth Academy are required to submit a letter of up to 250 words expressing why he or she believes they should be selected to attend the academy.
- Any boy or girl enrolled in school in the Mid-Ohio Valley and entering the ninth through twelfth grades in the 2012-2013 school year is eligible for consideration.
Purpose & Features:
- Students who are selected will participate in activities and go on field trips related to the criminal justice field.
- The Criminal Justice Youth Academy is designed to familiarize participants with the local, state and federal criminal justice community through classroom lecture and interactive participatory programs.
- The Criminal Justice Youth Academy is not a disciplinary, recreational or underprivileged camp but is part of the summer camp program at WSCC.
- Participants selected to attend the Criminal Justice Youth Academy will be provided with meals and field trip transportation.
- Participants will experience a wide variety of police functions, such as supervised firearms training, collection of evidence and physical training.
The academy will be held July 29 through August 2, 2013 at WSCC, 710 Colegate Drive, Marietta.
This academy is open to only those students entering grades 9 through 12 who have successfully completed the Level I Academy. Participants will be challenged to investigate, prepare and present in mock court a crime that resembles a real life situation in which a "judge" oversees the courtroom presentation and a "jury" decides guilt or innocence.
Contact to learn more:
John Burdette, Commander
740-374-8716 Extension 1540