For nearly 20 years, high school students from around San Joaquin County have had the excellent opportunity to learn about the Criminal Justice System through a program operated by the San Joaquin County District Attorney’s Office and the Superior Court of California, County of San Joaquin.
Open to all high school students, this program provides students with a unique summer learning experience — direct exposure to the justice system in operation. Students also have the opportunity to build professional and academic networks. Graduating from this program also looks great on a college resume. Classes are Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to noon. Attendance is critical. There are four components to the curriculum:
Bus passes available for those students who need transportation to and from the Courthouse.
Applications must include reference letter from a teacher and/ or counselor.
The Academy is now being held via Zoom meeting. Please make sure to include your email address when filling out the application in order to receive the room code and password. Login information will be sent to you via email the day before the Academy begins. Please do not share the code as we have a limited amount of seats available.
Applications are now being accepted! Email to [email protected] or send via mail to YLA c/o District Attorney, 222 East Weber Avenue, Room 202, Stockton, CA 95202.