BALTIMORE (WJZ)–Baltimore’s State’s Attorney wants to influence Baltimore’s school kids and what they think about the criminal justice system.
As Mike Schuh reports, she’s inviting 30 kids behind the scenes for a look.READ MORE: Anne Arundel Police Searching For Two Missing Kids
Students love a break from the norm–the kids at Martin Luther King welcomed two of the city’s top leaders.
State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby and the schools CEO are offering 30 youngsters across the city a chance to go behind the scenes.
“All too often, and not just in Baltimore City, but in urban cities across America, the exposure by young people to the criminal justice system is when they’re already a part of it,” said Mosby.
So for 6 weeks, the students will see all aspects of what it takes to keep the city safe. It’s something the CEO is excited about.READ MORE: COVID-19 In Maryland: More Than 1K New Cases But No Deaths Reported Sunday
“It brings a caring adult into the youngster’s life, it offers mentoring opportunities. Then it begins to set a stage for aspirations for the future, our children want to do great things, they want to make contributions to our community,” said Dr. Gregory Thornton, Baltimore City Schools CEO.
Isiah Clark is applying to attend.
“I just like to see how things are done and how they solve investigations,” said Clark.
In all, 10 schools are involved.
“The idea is to expose them to the profession so they can start to think long term and not think about instant gratification and think about college and think about what it takes to become an attorney,” Mosby said.MORE NEWS: City Police Investigating Two Separate Overnight Double Shootings
Now the program runs six weeks and begins in July.