U.S. Attorney's Citizen's Academy in Topeka Deadine Nears

People interested in participating in the U.S. Attorney's Citizen's Academy in Topeka need to submit their applications by the end of Monday, September 8th.

The following topics will be covered:
*The federal justice system - similarities with the state system
*Domestic and international terrorism - gathering intelligence and building cases
*Drug Trafficking - Wiretaps and other tools
*Gangs and Violent Crimes - Using Federal gun laws to take career criminals off the street
*White Collar crime and health care fraud - taking criminals out of the board room
*Immigration offenses - Protecting national security and preventing identity theft
*Crimes against Children - Tracking predators on the internet
*Fair trial - The roles of judges and federal defenders

The academy will meet on Tuesdays from October 7th - November 11th from 1:30-4:30 p.m. at the Washburn University School of Law. There is now cost to participate.

You can apply online at the Department of Justice website - www.usdoj.gov/usao/ks - click on the "Citizens Academy" link on the left side of the page.

For more information, call Jim Cross at 316-269-6481 or e-mail at james.cross2@usdoj.gov