Junior Commonwealth's Attorney Program (JCAP)

Commonwealth's Attorney Anton Bell with Junior Commonwealth's Attorney Program participantsFor the past several years Hampton Commonwealth’s Attorney Anton Bell has hosted a summer youth enrichment camp called the Junior Commonwealth's Attorney Program, better known as JCAP. It is a weeklong program where students are exposed to various working professionals within the criminal justice fields. More than a prosecutor, Mr. Bell has dedicated his time to youth outreach and mentorship through this FREE law-related education program, where middle and high school students from local public and private institutions gain an overview of the criminal justice system. The Junior Commonwealth's Attorney Program hosts 50 students from the Hampton Roads area.


Session One: June 24-28, 2024 
Session Two: Aug. 12-16, 2024  
*students can attend one session*

Time: 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. 
Application Available: Jan. 8 - Jan. 31, 2024 

This FREE and fun law-related youth program will feature field trips, classroom instruction, guest speakers, and much more! The goal is to help 6th-graders through 10th-graders throughout Hampton Roads develop citizenship and focus by learning all aspects of the law and the legal process. They will feel empowered to be future lawyers, police officers, federal agents, judges, 911 dispatchers, and more. Space is limited! 

For more information on the program and how to apply, email Nicolette.Brown@Hampton.gov or call 757-727-6442.

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