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Division of Criminal Justice Announces Second Annual DCJ Camp Justice for Students


(Rocky Hill, CT) – Chief State’s Attorney Patrick J. Griffin announced today that the Division of Criminal Justice’s second annual DCJ Camp Justice, a weeklong summer program for eighth-grade students entering the ninth grade in the fall, will be held in July.

The camp will be held from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. at the Office of the Chief State’s Attorney, 300 Corporate Place, Rocky Hill, from Monday, July 22,2024, through Friday, July 26, 2024. DCJ Camp Justice is open to students from throughout Connecticut and is free of charge. Lunch will be provided. Accommodations will be made for students in need of transportation to Rocky Hill.  

“The Division received tremendous feedback from the dozens of participants in last summer’s first-ever DCJ Camp Justice so we decided to offer the camp again to those interested in an up-close and meaningful view of the incredible opportunities associated with a career in the criminal justice system,” Chief State’s Attorney Griffin said. “The Division is committed to education and outreach that ensures that young people in Connecticut understand the work prosecutors do every day to keep their communities safe while protecting the rights of individuals.”

Last summer’s inaugural DCJ Camp Justice provided students from throughout the state a comprehensive introduction to Connecticut’s criminal justice system through various presentations that included guest speakers and career panels, and interactive opportunities with courthouse visits and a mock trial.

“Last year’s camp was such a positive experience and an amazing educational opportunity for so many young people interested in learning more about the criminal justice system,” said Executive Assistant State’s Attorney Lisa M. D’Angelo, coordinator of Camp Justice. “At this year’s Camp Justice, we are planning to expand upon last year’s successful agenda with some exciting new programming.”

DCJ Camp Justice applicants have the option to print and complete the application or to apply online using this link: DCJ Camp Justice Online Application

Once the applications are received and reviewed, the accepted applicants will receive a packet of materials for completion, including a camp agenda, transportation information, waivers, medical questions, requests for special accommodations, and emergency contact information. 

For additional information and questions about 2024 DCJ Camp Justice, write to