The Westchester County District Attorney’s Office is launching a new program to give high school students with a strong interest in criminal justice or public interest work an opportunity to learn first-hand what it is like to work in a prosecutor’s office.

The program is designed to expose students to all aspects of prosecutorial work. Participants will be assigned to an ADA where they help prepare cases for hearings and trials by assisting with research, discovery and file maintenance and organization. Students will also have a chance to observe court proceedings, learn about the Office’s criminal justice reform initiatives and will be able to meet with DA Rocah to learn about her experiences as a prosecutor.

The program is open to juniors, seniors and sophomores who live in Westchester County and will take place during the weeks of March 14 -18 and April 11 - 14, 2022 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily. Students must be able to commit to the entire session.

Applicants should submit a resume, transcript and a 300-word essay describing their interest in criminal justice and/or working at the District Attorney’s office. Applications must be submitted by Feb. 1, 2022 to jhalper@westchesterda.net.