Together we will learn about the Criminal Justice System and the role of the prosecutor for the Parish of Orleans State of Louisiana. This Academy was created to educate the public on all subjects within the criminal justice system. Knowledge is a powerful ally to fight crime if you are a victim, witness or one chosen for a jury. This is our mission and we take it seriously.
DA Leon Cannizzaro offers his Citizens Academy at no charge to the community. Crimestoppers assists with funding for a delicious light meal each week. Class is limited to 35-40 and is held in the Grand Jury Room of the District Attorney’s Office, 619 South White Street, NOLA 70119. Registration is required by email to Anne Zoller Kiefer, firstname.lastname@example.org or calling 504-571-293.
All are encouraged to enter into open discussions with DA Leon Cannizzaro and his senior staff. Real case studies are brought to life and discussed so when case law is applied it is understood. You become the jury as each week and are asked to evaluate what is presented.
Attorneys attending our DA’s Academy will receive Continuing Legal Education Credits. Two credit hours are earned for attending each of the first seven classes for a total of fourteen CLE hours. The only request we have for attorneys is that they attend five of the seven classes for the CLE credit. The last class has no credit but because it is Graduation.
ith hope for a safer New Orleans…it begins with each of us.
Week 1 Welcome and Introduction DA Leon Cannizzaro
Week 2 Screening…Where it Begins. Appeals…Where it Ends.
Week 3 Investigations in the DA’s Office / Building a Rape Case
Week 4 Prosecuting a Homicide
Week 5 Gang Violence
Week 6 Social Services: Victim/Witness Assistance, Adult/Juvenile
Diversion and Domestic Violence Counseling
Week 7 Juvenile Crime/Child Support Enforcement/Office Finance
Week 8 Closing with the all the Chiefs: DA Leon Cannizzaro, OPDA, NOPD, FBI, US ATTY, CORONER Certificates, Food and Photos!)