WHAT: Live DUI court trial and sentencing at school assembly coordinated with Real DUI Court in Schools Project, which the Sacramento County District Attorney’s Office began in 2010 to conduct sentencing hearings in front of high school students — with a judge, bailiff, prosecutor, defendant and defense counsel. Juniors and Seniors will see it live in the gym and freshmen and sophomores will watch it on PGTV channel.
WHEN: Friday, February 19, 2016, from 9:40 a.m. to 11:10 a.m.
WHERE: Pleasant Grove High School, 9531 Bond Rd, Elk Grove, CA 95624.
WHO: Pleasant Grove students, parents, families, and staff, as well as trial participants.
WHY: As stated on the website of The California Courts, “The Judicial Council of California developed and implemented the Real DUI Court in Schools Project in 2006 with funding from the California Office of Traffic Safety (OTS). The goal of the program is to lower the number of teen Driving Under the Influence (DUI) offenses in California by effecting change in the attitudes and behavior of youth, for whom traffic collisions are the leading cause of death. This is accomplished by educating teens and parents on the dangers of drinking and DUI through live DUI court trials and sentencing programs conducted in schools. These programs are among the more promising approaches in DUI prevention today.”
About the Elk Grove Unified School District
The Elk Grove Unified School District (EGUSD) is the fifth-largest school district in California located in southern Sacramento County. EGUSD covers 320 square miles and includes 65 schools: 40 elementary schools, nine middle schools, nine high schools, five alternative education schools, an adult school, one charter school and a virtual academy. Offering a multitude of educational programs, including over 40 career-themed academies and pathways within 13 industry sectors, we prepare our students for college and career by supporting them with the means to be creative problem solvers; self-aware, self-reliant, and self-disciplined; technically literate; effective communicators and collaborators; and engaged in the community as individuals with integrity. We integrate rigorous academics with career-based learning and real world workplace experiences and strive for having every student learning in every classroom, every subject, every day.
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