Criminal Justice Youth Academy

The academy will be held each summer for one week. The date to be determined.

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.
  • All letters must be submitted to the WSCC Public Safety Academies Commander, John Burdette at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. no later than May 1 of current year.
  • Any boy or girl enrolled in school in the Mid-Ohio Valley and entering the ninth through twelfth grades 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, that may include supervised firearms training, collection of evidence, and physical training.

For more information contact Commander Burdette at WSCC at 740-374-8716, ext. 1540 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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