The Shasta County Grand Jurors' Association started out in 2002 as a group of former Shasta County grand jurors meeting informally, looking for ways to recruit future jurors. Over the years, the loose group grew in numbers and began to organize, electing officers and holding monthly meetings. In late 2009, we applied to become a CGJA chapter association, which was finalized in 2010. In November 2011, SCGJA was officially registered with the IRS as a 501(c)3 public charity.
Today, SCGJA holds monthly board meetings every second Wednesday of each month. General meetings are held on a quarterly basis, where all members are encouraged to attend. We attempt to have a guest speaker at each general meeting to discuss relevant local topics. And every June, we hold our annual meeting / complimentary pizza party to thank outgoing grand jurors for all their hard work!
SCGJA is governed by an annually elected nine-panel Board of Directors, comprised of a President, Vice President, Treasurer, Secretary, and five Directors. SCGJA membership is limited to current and former California grand jurors. Membership dues are $20, due every July. Honorary membership may be granted at the Board's discretion. Current Shasta County grand jurors are offered free Introductory Memberships during their tenure. SCGJA performs its functions primarily through committees and individual efforts.
SCGJA maintains three primary goals:
Recruitment on behalf of the Shasta County Superior Court
Training incoming grand jurors
Providing continuity between juries