Citizens Institute



What does a District Attorney do? How do prosecutors and victim advocates work together to seek justice for victims?

The Denver DA’s Office extends an invitation to citizens to come and see firsthand the work of a prosecutor’s office through a 9-week program called the Citizens Institute!

The Citizens Institute is designed to provide an inside look at a prosecutor’s office and increase the understanding about different aspects of the criminal justice process and the work of the District Attorney. Learn about criminal case investigation and how charging decisions are made; hear from prosecutors involved in specialized units and programs such as the Family Violence Unit, the Gang Unit and Juvenile Diversion, all through interactive presentations and discussions.

The Denver DA’s Office is holding its first Citizens Institute on nine consecutive Monday nights beginning September 10, 2007 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

We are now accepting applications for the Citizens Institute!

Interested individuals 18 or older who live or work in the City and County of Denver are encouraged to apply for this 9-week program. There is no cost!

You can click below for the application. Just complete the application and submit it to the District Attorney’s Office either by mailing it or emailing. Space is limited and participants will be notified as soon as possible of their acceptance.

Mailing address: Email address:
Denver District Attorney’s Office
Citizens Institute
201 West Colfax Avenue, Dept. 801
Denver, CO 80202

Questions? Contact Michele Wheeler, Institute Coordinator at (720) 913-9258.

Citizens Institute application Summary of classes