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UPPER MARLBORO, MD – Prince George’s County State’s Attorney Aisha N. Braveboy, in partnership with The Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission (M-NCPPC), this week kicked off the County’s first ever “SAO University” for county youth.

“I am excited about this new partnership with The Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission and I believe that SAO University will be the start of something meaningful and impactful in the lives of county youth,” said State’s Attorney Braveboy. “This program will educate our youth and provide a pathway for future practitioners, policy makers and leaders in the justice system.”

“The Commission is thrilled to partner with the State’s Attorney’s Office to provide this cutting edge program educating and engaging Prince George’s County youth in the areas of law enforcement, the criminal justice system, the array of career opportunities in these fields, and their constitutional rights,” said Elizabeth M. Hewlett, Esq, Chairman of the Prince George’s County Planning Board. “As a leading employer of youth for 50 years, the Commission is committed to providing programs such as SAO University that will empower and enrich the lives of our youth and provide invaluable life skills and experiences to enhance their future.”

This is a four-week summer program hosted in partnership with MNCPPC for county youth ages 14-17. Each week, the program will have speakers present from the agency they represent within the criminal justice system, including prosecution, defense, police, courts, probation, and the correctional system. There will also be engaging and interactive sessions on relevant topics such as “Knowing Your Rights”, “Search and Seizure Law” and “Police Use of Force.

Students will also be required to review a hypothetical case and participate in a mock trial.

Contact: Denise Smith | Phone: 240-832-4970 | Email:

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