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Ever wonder exactly how criminals are brought to justice, what exactly is a plea bargain, an expunction --  or how a grand jury works? If so, the Collin County Criminal District Attorney's Office has a program to fit the bill.

Criminal District Attorney Greg Willis has announced the upcoming fall session dates for the DA's Citizen Prosecutor Academy. This 10-week course begins Sept. 18 and concludes with a graduation ceremony for participants on Thursday, Nov. 20.

Collaborating with an extensive network of public servants and agencies on a daily basis, the DA's office is at the forefront of protecting the community by putting away the bad guys and holding criminals accountable.

Hear from prosecutors, detectives, judges and law enforcement officials as they explain how a case develops, from arrest to trial, and subsequent appeal.

Classes for this popular program will meet on Thursday evenings at the Collin County Courthouse from 6:30 to 9 p.m.

The application deadline is Wednesday, Sept. 10, 2014.

Class size is limited, so you are encouraged to apply early, and you must be at least 18 years of age to participate.

To learn more information about the Citizen Prosecutor Academy, please visit www.collincountyda.com.

For questions, please contact Evelyn Rutherford at 972-548-4474 or email  DA-CPA@collincountytx.gov.