Applications for the 2020-2021 Shasta County Grand Jury are being accepted right now!
The deadline to submit an application is
September 18, 2020.
Grand Jurors Needed
You Can Make a Difference!
The Shasta County Superior Court has reopened the application period for the 2020-2021 Shasta County Grand Jury.
The grand jury performs a vital independent citizen watchdog function over local public agencies such as the county, cities, school districts, and special districts. It chooses its own subjects for investigation, publishes reports that highlight findings, and makes recommendations for improvements to the operations of these local government agencies.
For further information on the Shasta County Grand Jury, click here. In addition, you can talk to former or current grand jurors, read prior reports by the Shasta County Grand Jury on this website page, or look at highlighted reports from other county grand juries on the California Grand Jurors Association website here.
To qualify, you must have been a resident of Shasta County for a least one year prior to service. Grand jury service is typically for one year. Due to setbacks brought on by COVID, the upcoming term will only last 8 months and begins on Thursday, October 29, 2020.
You can download or print the fillable Grand Juror Application Form by visiting the Shasta County Grand Jury website here and clicking "Grand Jury Application". You can submit the form in one of three ways:
Save it to your computer, fill it in, and then email the completed form to:
Print the form, fill it out, and mail it to:
Superior Court of California, County of Shasta
Court Administration Office
1500 Court Street, Room 205
Redding, California 96001
Print the form, fill it out, and bring it to the address listed above.
The deadline to submit an application for the 2020-2021 Shasta County Grand Jury is: Friday, September 18, 2020.
Be sure and fill out all parts of the application, including the required references and brief essay!
Who Can Apply?
The only legal requirements to serve on a grand jury are:
Be a legal U.S. citizen
Be 18 years of age or older
Reside in the county for one year
Be of "good character"
Read, write, and understand the English language
Not be currently serving as a trial juror
Why Should You Volunteer?
As a grand juror, you will have an opportunity to help make local government more responsive and efficient. You will learn more about how city and county government and special districts operate, and have the opportunity to interact with local officials. An exciting and challenging year of investigations and thoughtful deliberation will give you a worthwhile education and a unique experience. Probably no other volunteer service gives an opportunity to make a difference on such a large scope.
Who Would Make a Good Grand Juror?
You would, if:
You are interested in how local government works and how it can operate more effectively
You are willing to cooperate with 18 others in creating and working toward common goals
You can serve from 10 to 20 hours (or more) each week for one year (from July 1 through June 30)
You are willing to learn (or already have) the skills of listening, asking thoughtful questions, reviewing documents, and helping to write reports
You can exercise strict confidentiality during and after your term as a grand juror