PS 106 Students Shadow DA Brown
Queens District Attorney Richard A. Brown today hosted the annual commemoration of "Shadow Day" — a program that brings youngsters into a professional setting so they can see up close and personal what grown ups do at work.
About 30 elementary school students from P.S. 106 in Far Rockaway participated in the day-long program at the District Attorney’s Office in Kew Gardens.
District Attorney Brown greeted the youngsters in welcoming remarks in his third floor conference room, saying, "It is great to have you here and to give you an opportunity to see and hear how a District Attorney’s Office investigates and prosecutes criminals and helps protect public safety."
The youngsters were paired with Assistant District Attorneys and members of the District Attorney’s support staff and spent much of the day shadowing prosecutors, detectives and staffers at various bureaus and units in the District Attorney’s Office. Some students observed arraignments, trials and witness interviews.
District Attorney Brown said, "This is a wonderful day.A0 The children get to see the important work that we do in the fight for public safety.A0 They learn how the system actually works and we give them a firsthand look at the law and what it does to protect the rights of all of us."