About twenty people are getting the chance to learn how federal investigators and prosecutors really do their job.
The U.S. Attorney's Citizens Academy in Topeka had their first meeting Tuesday.
It was at the Washburn University School of Law.
Eric Melgren leads the discussions. He is the U.S. Attorney based in Wichita, and was recently confirmed by the U.S. Senate to be a U.S. District Court Judge.
The members of the academy got to hear from field agents and prosecutors about how the federal justice system operates.
They will also meet the next five Tuesdays from 1:30 to 4:30.