Applications for the 2020-2021 Shasta County Grand Jury are currently being accepted!
The deadline to submit an application has been extended until further notice.

 

Grand Jurors Needed

You Can Make a Difference!

The Shasta County Superior Court is currently accepting applications from citizens interested in being members of 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 for one year and will begin on June 18, 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:
         administration@shasta.courts.ca.gov

  • 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 your application has been extended until further notice.


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

 

The Shasta County Grand Jurors' Association is a nonprofit 501(c)3 public charity (EIN# 20-8389473)

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