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FBI to Participate in Youth Criminal Justice Academy

FBI San Diego June 19, 2013
  • Darrell Foxworth (858) 320-8302

Daphne Hearn, Special Agent in Charge (SAC) of the San Diego FBI Field Office, announces the FBI will be participating in a Youth Criminal Justice Academy, presented by the San Diego Learning for Life and Exploring Program. The event will be held on Thursday, June 20, 2013, from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., at Camp Balboa, 1207 Upas Street in San Diego, California, 92103.

The FBI, through its Community Outreach Program, is partnering with the Learning for Life and Exploring Program to provide information to young people on career choices and qualifications for law enforcement careers. The event will also provide a chance for participants to receive hands-on-training related to evidence collection techniques. The FBI’s half-day program on June 20th is one of a week-long schedule of programs. The other four days include both federal and local law enforcement programs.

The Youth Criminal Justice Academy event supports the Learning for Life and Exploring mission of enabling young people to become responsible individuals by teaching positive character traits, career development, leadership, and life skills so they can make ethical choices and achieve their full potential. This mission also falls in line with the FBI’s goal of providing positive learning opportunities, career awareness, and safety information to young people.

Learning for Life programs are designed for all age groups from kindergarten through age 20. For more information on the Learning for Life and Exploring Programs, contact Marilyn Copeland at (619) 298-6121 ext. 232 or Marilyn.copeland@lflmail.org. For more information concerning the FBI’s Community Outreach Program, please contact Public Affairs Specialist Emily Yeh at (858) 320-8312 or emily.yeh@ic.fbi.gov or Community Outreach Specialist Erin MacKinnon at (858) 320-8313.