Teens ages 13–19 will enjoy a special program hosted by Generation Joshua.
It's a case that's made the headlines. The mob has murdered the daughter of a US Senator and the local brass has pulled out all the stops to find the guilty party. Accordingly, they have summoned a grand jury to investigate the evidence and issue an indictment for murder. The problem is that there are three possible suspects, each had opportunity, means, and possibly a motive—so who do they take to trial?
In this grand jury simulation, students sit on the front lines of the judicial system. They actually experience what it takes to bring someone to trial and wrestle through the difficulties inherent to the justice process. Students will be able to question witnesses, examine the evidence, and learn about the standards of evidence required for an indictment. The coolest part? The case centers on a real (and perplexing!) mob murder from the 1930s! Interspersed throughout the hands-on simulation are discussions on what it means to be an engaged citizen, how to define justice, and the importance of honor and integrity in the criminal justice process.
Thursday | Sept. 23, 2021
Friday | Sept. 24, 2021
Saturday | Sept. 25, 2021