Tuesday, March 1, marks a special TRIAD meeting, this time at the Halifax Town Hall, Great Room, 499 Plymouth St., Route 106, Halifax, at 10 a.m.
The Plymouth County District Attorney’s office will put on the Mock Trial, a comprehensive curricula focusing on drug and alcohol prevention, bullying, violence prevention, and internet safety.
The essential elements of the legal, and criminal justice systems are explained to the audience. The program culminates by bringing the courtroom into the public venue. This involves members of the local law enforcement community in each town and encourages people to have more communication with their police department. The staff of the District Attorney’s Office works collaboratively with other members of law enforcement as well as with professional educators.
District Attorney Timothy J. Cruz is an active participant in nearly all of the actual Mock Trials playing the role of prosecutor in a case that involves locals acting as defendants. Other members of the District Attorney’s staff take on the roles of the defense counsel and judge.
The Mock Trial program is implemented in communities that wish to reinforce lessons also taught through Drug and Alcohol Resistance Education Programs and other anti-substance abuse courses. The program also places a strong emphasis on the legal consequences people who make bad decisions will face. These programs are designed to be informative, educational, and fun.
The first Tuesday of each month, the Halifax-based TRIAD presents programs chosen to inform local citizens about topics based primarily in safety and government, often as it pertains to senior citizens. All are welcome to attend.
The April 5 meeting will feature John Nessralla who will speak about the history of Nessralla Farm in Halifax.
This meeting returns to TRIAD’s usual meeting place on the second floor of the Halifax Police Station at 10 a.m.