Mission

Operation Protect & Defend is a program by lawyers and judges committed to civic education in public schools reflecing the wisdom of Supreme Court Justice Anthony M. Kennedy that "Democracy must be taught."

History

Operation Protect & Defend began as a pilot program in 2003 in response to a speech given by then U.S. District Judge Frank C. Damrell, Jr. in which he shared his deep concerns regarding the lack of civic education in public schools and the threat to democracy as we know it.

Join The Team

Operation Protect & Defend is a program for Sacramento area high schools sponsored by the The Sacramento Federal Judicial Library & Learning Center.
If you are a teacher, administrator, student, judge or lawyer wanting to get involved in Operation Protect & Defend, we encourage you to contact us for additional information.

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