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Forensics camp canceled

The Suffolk Commonwealth’s Attorney’s Office has canceled this summer’s CSI Forensics Camp due to COVID-19 concerns, according to a Wednesday letter by Commonwealth’s Attorney Phil Ferguson. The ninth annual CSI Forensics Camp was originally scheduled for June 15-19.

This free, week-long summer camp provides students ages 12 to 15 hands-on learning opportunities in the forensic science techniques that are used in real-world crime scene investigations, incorporating science, technology, engineering and math lessons.

Guest instructors from the Suffolk Commonwealth’s Attorney’s Office also teach the students how that forensic evidence is used in criminal trials.

The Commonwealth’s Attorney’s Office plans to host the next annual CSI Forensics Camp in June 2021, Ferguson wrote. “We look forward to seeing you next year for the camp,” he added. “Please be safe and continue social distancing.”

For readers who have questions about the Suffolk Commonwealth’s Attorney’s CSI Forensics Camp scheduled for June 2021, call Community Outreach Coordinator Joan Turner at 514-4379 or Chief Administrative Manager Karen Williams at 514-4368.

The Commonwealth’s Attorney’s Office last week put up a display in the Godwin Courts Building courtyard on North Main Street to display mark National Crime Victims’ Rights Week, and also acknowledged that April is both Child Abuse Month and Sexual Assault Awareness Month.

For more information on local resources for victims of domestic violence, child abuse and other crimes, visit suffolkva.us/320/Victim-Witness-Services or call 514-4366.