Citizens and clergy invited to fall academy

NEWARK, N.J.  — The Essex County Prosecutor’s Office will host its fall 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 Tuesdays, from 6 to 8 p.m., from Oct. 4 to Nov. 15.

“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,’’ said acting Essex County Prosecutor Carolyn A. Murray. “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 at the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office, 50 West Market St., third floor, Newark.

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.