Criminal Justice Academy Class Graduates

The Criminal Justice Academy’s most recent graduating class.

The Palm Beach County Criminal Justice Commission (CJC) recently concluded its 41st session of the Citizen’s Criminal Justice Academy. The course ended on Dec. 14, culminating with a graduation of 74 participants. This was the largest class since the program began in 1998.

Despite these unique times, the academy shined through as a beacon for those curious about the criminal justice system. For the first time, the course was offered via a hybrid (in-person and virtual) format. This allowed for greater participation during the pandemic. The participants are applauded for attending the 10-week program offered on Monday evenings.

The Citizen’s Criminal Justice Academy was established by the CJC to educate citizens about the criminal justice system and to provide general knowledge of how the system functions from the perspective of criminal justice professionals. The academy is free and offered three times a year, twice in the West Palm Beach area and once in the Glades. The program is co-sponsored by the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office.

For more info., or to apply for a future class, visit the CJC web site at or call (561) 355-4943.