Lady Justice

SACRAMENTO – Young people and their interaction with law enforcement has been making national headlines for months. The 100 Black Men of Sacramento has been addressing the issue for years.

The organization joins with the Superior Court of Sacramento County to present their 17th Annual “Youth and the Law” Forum on Saturday, October 18.

Participants will get the “real deal” from a diverse group of law enforcement personnel, including: judges, deputy sheriffs, police officers, narcotic/gang detectives, probation officers, and correctional officers from the State Department of Juvenile Justice and State Prisons.

Forum topics include: “Don’t be in the wrong place at the wrong time,” “How to interact with police officers or deputy sheriffs,” “How the criminal justice system works,” “What happens if you go to jail or prison?,” and “Take responsibility for your actions to avoid the criminal justice system.”

The free event will be held from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the Lorenzo E. Patiño Hall of Justice (County Jail), located downtown at 651 I Street. Registration begins at 8:45 a.m.

Refreshments and lunch for youth will be provided by McDonald’s franchise owners Charles and Betty Specht and Walmart General Manager Franklin Jackson. Registration will be available at the door. Attendance will satisfy the requirement to apply for a 100 Black Men scholarship.

For more information, call (916) 428-8203 or visit