Junior Commonwealth’s Attorney Summer Program

Recently in the news was the unveiling of a new law related youth membership summer program for Junior Commonwealth’s Attorney Summer Program. Announced by C.H. “Chuck” Slemp, III, Commonwealth’s Attorney for Wise County and the City of Norton as another way to crime prevention.
This initiative is designed to provide a select number of rising 6th, 7th and 8th grade students who are attending school in Wise County or the City of Norton with an opportunity to spend a week at the Courthouse learning from prosecutors about local government and the court system. Participants will receive classroom instructions, hear from guest speakers, observe court proceedings, receive behind the scenes tours of the Courthouse and Wise County Justice Center, and meet elected public officials from across the region. The program will run from 9am til 12noon daily during the week of July 22nd til July 25th, 2019 at the Wise County Courthouse with no cost to participants.
Chuck Slemp stated, “We are excited to offer this new mentorship opportunity for the youth of our community. Our courthouse is a very busy place and we have a lot going on every day that impacts the lives of citizens. This program will provide youth a one week behind the scenes unique perspective on local government and the court system. One of my priorities as Commonwealth’s Attorney is to seek creative ways to make a positive impact in the lives of our citizens and this new program is part of that mission as a broader crime prevention strategy.
Because space at the courthouse is limited, the Commonwealth’s Attorney’s Office will be taking applications from those students who are interested in participating. An application is available online at www.chuckslemp.com/summerprogram. Applications must be received by June 3rd, 2019. Participating students must provide their own transportation to and from the courthouse daily.
For questions or additional information, please phone 276-328-9406 or online at www.summerprogram@wisecwa.info.

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