Law Day offers fifth-graders glimpse into justice system
September 9, 2013
The Nevada County Superior Courts, local Law Enforcement, and the Nevada County Superintendent of Schools (NCSOS) are pleased to sponsor Law Day 2013 on Friday, Sept. 13.
Law Day is an annual field trip opportunity for fifth-grade students to better understand what happens in court and learn about the role of law enforcement. The courthouse is closed for the day, enabling roughly 700 students to tour the building while observing informative presentations by key stakeholders, such as, judges, attorneys, bailiffs, representatives from law enforcement).
Students will visit three stations, which include the following:
• How the Courts Work: introduction to what takes place in each courtroom, the roles of the Judge, District Attorney and Public Defender, and the differences between the Criminal, Family and Juvenile Courts.
• The Role of Law Enforcement in the Justice System: to include an overview of basic constitutional rights, such as privacy rights and rights of search and seizure.
• A tour of the old county jail facility area, led by a Sheriff's deputy, including a presentation from representatives of the Juvenile Drug Court, followed by a question and answer session.
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