NEWARK, NJ — Acting Essex County Prosecutor Carolyn A. Murray announced Aug. 25 that the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office will host its fall 2016 Citizens and Clergy Academy, a six-week training program for members of the community.
The deadline for registering is Friday, Sept. 16.
The Citizens and Clergy Academy is a training program designed to familiarize clergy and other members of the community with the day-to-day operations of the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office. Classes will be held on Tuesday evenings, starting Oct. 4, and will run through Nov. 15, from 6 to 8 p.m.
“The purpose of this program, which is held two times a year, is to help members of the community better understand the work of the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office,” Murray said in a press release. “We explain what we do. We explain the services available to witnesses and victims. We walk participants through the legal process and generally help members of the clergy and other participants understand the role of the county prosecutor’s office.”
Classes, which are open to anyone 18 years old or older, will be held at the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office, which is located at 50 West Market St. in Newark, on the third floor.
A certificate will be awarded to each participant who successfully completes the course at the graduation ceremony.
Registration is required. Anyone interested in registering for the class should contact Kimberly Jones at 973-621-1315.