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​What's a plea bargain? What are expunctions? What does a grand jury do? If you've ever wondered exactly how the criminal justice system works in Collin County, Criminal District Attorney’s Office has the perfect program for you.

Criminal District Attorney Greg Willis has announced the upcoming spring session dates for the Citizen Prosecutor Academy, a 10-week course that begins Feb. 19 and concludes with a graduation ceremony for participants on April 23.

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 Feb. 11

Class size is limited, so you are encouraged to apply early. Those seeking enrollment must be at least 18 years of age. To learn more about the District Attorney’s Citizen Prosecutor Academy visit his website, or contact Evelyn Rutherford at 972-548-4474.