The Civil Grand Jury is made up of 19 members who serve for one year , July through June, to monitor, review and report on city and county governments, special districts and school districts .
Every effort is made to ensure that the Grand Jury reflects the makeup of the residents of the county.
Approximately 75 applicants will be selected to be interviewed by the Grand Jury Selection Committee, which is composed of Superior Court Judges. After interviews, the judges will nominate approximately 30 applicants to constitute a grand jury pool from which the final panel of 19 will be selected by random drawing .
The drawing is scheduled to be held on Friday, June 12, 2015 , with the members of the 2015-2016 Grand Jury officially being sworn in on the same day.
Individuals selected for service will be expected to be available during the last two weeks of June to meet with outgoing jurors, tour county facilities, meet with department heads, become familiar with their colleagues, learn about juror responsibilities and procedures, and select committees on which they will serve.
Grand jurors must be a United States citizen, 18 years of age or older, who have been a resident of Contra Costa County for at least one year prior to selection. They cannot currently hold any elected position within the county. Applicants should have reliable transportation to Martinez, and must be prepared to devote at least 20 hours per week to Civil Grand Jury service. Citizens who work should apply only if they can be released from their jobs to perform the jury duties. Applicants selected as one of the 30 nominees will be fingerprinted before the drawing.
Jurors receive a stipend for attending full jury and committee meetings and are reimbursed for allowable jury travel. Parking permits may be provided to park in the City of Martinez while performing Grand Jury duties.
Persons interested in applying may contact the Office of the Civil Grand Jury at (925) 957-5638, or visit the website at www.cc-courts.org/grandjury to receive additional information regarding service on the Civil Grand Jury and to obtain an application.
APPLICATION DEADLINE IS FRIDAY, MARCH 27, 2015
For further information : Secretary to the Grand Jury, Phone: (925) 957-5638