March 21, 2017 -Springfield, Mass- Hampden District Attorney Anthony D. Gulluni hosted 8th grade students from Holyoke’s Lt. Elmer J. McMahon Elementary School who participated in the Adopt-a-Class Program.
Every year the Hampden District Attorney’s Office adopts two classes at the beginning of the school year. The program includes the D.A.’s office donating school supplies, a return visit to provide a lesson in civics, and participation in a trial reenactment. The program concludes later in the year with participating classes spending a half day touring the Hampden County Hall of Justice as an invited guest of the District Attorney. In addition to the tour, guest speakers provide insight on the different offices that make up the criminal justice system inside the court house, as well as, showcasing career opportunities.