Montgomery County District Attorney Brett Ligon announced that his office is now accepting applications for the 2017 Citizen Prosecutor Academy. This will be the third class of the citizen’s academy and will provide a behind the scenes look at what goes on in your District Attorney’s Office. This 11-week course will start on January 23rd and conclude with a graduation ceremony for participants on April 10th.

The District Attorney’s Office is at the forefront of protecting the community and holding criminals 

accountable. During this course, participants will hear from prosecutors and investigators on a variety of topics, 

including murder investigations, human trafficking, Grand Jury, internet crimes against children, and the 

anatomy of a criminal jury trial. The tentative course schedule is as follows*:

Week 1: January 23 Academy Overview & Welcoming Remarks

Week 2: January 30 The Criminal Justice Process

Week 3: February 6 Anatomy of a Jury Trial 

Week 4: February 13 Crimes Against Children 

Week 5: February 27 Family Violence/ Human Trafficking

Week 6: March 6 Vehicular Crimes / No Refusal Program

Week 7: March 13 White Collar/ Asset Forfeiture

Week 8: March 20 Major Offenders/ Drugs

Week 9: March 27 Public Integrity/ Officer Involved Shootings

Week 10: April 3

Week 11: April 10

Internet Crimes Against Children/ Cybercrime

Law Enforcement Q&A/ Graduation Ceremony

*There will be no session on February 20 due to official county holiday.

Brett Ligon (District Attorney): “I am really excited to kick off our 3rd annual Academy so that more citizens 

of Montgomery County can get a closer look at what we are doing each day to keep our County safe. This 

program continues to be a fun and educational experience for anyone who is looking to learn more about how a 

district attorney’s office fits in the criminal justice process. We are continuously growing and have the best 

DA’s Office in the State; I can’t wait for this new class to see why.” 

Those wishing to apply should visit and click on ‘Citizen Prosecutor Academy.’

Applications will be accepted for this first class until November 18, 2016. All applicants must be 18 years of 

age to apply and will undergo a criminal background check. For more information, those interested can send an 

email to

Contacts: Tiana Sanford 936-539-7800

Sheri Culberson 936-539-7800