For Immediate Release 3/26/2015
State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby in partnership with Baltimore City Public Schools has invited ten middle schools to be part of this summer’s Junior State’s Attorney Program. The Junior SA Program seeks to expose promising middle school students to criminal justice careers. This is a positive learning experience that encourages civic engagement, community awareness and faith in the justice system.
“We want to provide our children with a positive hands on opportunity to learn about criminal justice issues, “ said State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby, “The goal is to expose them to the profession of the criminal justice system not make them a part of it.”
Candidates will be nominated by their schools and then required to submit an essay describing their interest. Junior SA’s activities include visiting the Baltimore Police Department where they will learn about collecting evidence, meeting elected officials at City Hall, visiting District and Federal Court and more. The program begins July 7, 2015 and runs through August 13, 2015. At the end of the six weeks the students will participate in a mock trial at the University of Baltimore, School of Law.
The ten participating schools are: Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Harlem Park, Edgecombe Circle, Tench Tilghman, Cherry Hill, Bay Brook, William Pinderhughes, Highlandtown, Collington Square and Dr. Carter Godwin Woodson.
In addition to the Junior State’s Attorney program announcement, State’s Attorney Mosby also announced the Great Expectations program. This is a ten month program in which Assistant State’s Attorneys as well as Baltimore City Police Officers, Social Workers, Judges, Media Personnel and Professors will visit 4th graders at Franklin Square Elementary School to describe the work they do to the students.