Saturday, March 10, 2012

Kings County: Openings available on Kings County Grand Jury - Applicants sought to join investigative body for coming fiscal year

by Sentinel Staff - March 10, 2012
HANFORD — The Kings County Grand Jury is once again looking for volunteers to help serve their community.

Every year, 19 people are selected to join the Civil Grand Jury and act as a watchdog group overseeing city and county government. Their work ensures that public agencies are operating in an “appropriate and efficient manner,” officials said.

The Grand Jury is given broad authority to investigate almost any organization in the county and make suggestions about how they could be run better.

Applicants are chosen from a broad cross-section of the community to serve from July 1, 2012 until June 30, 2013. Those interested in applying can pick up an application either online at or at the Superior Court Jury Services office in building B at the Kings County Government Center.

Volunteers who are selected will be compensated about $15 a day for their attendance and be reimbursed about $0.55 per mile they drive while doing committee work, a news release said.

Applicants will be screened by a grand jury advisor judge and then randomly drawn from pool of viable candidates.

Anyone who would like more information is encouraged to contact Deputy Court Administrator Rose Hamblin at 582-1010, ext. 5041.

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