County accepting applications for Civil Grand Jury service


The Contra Costa County Superior Court is accepting applications for Civil Grand Jury service for the fiscal year 2018-2019.

Nineteen members will be selected to serve for the one year term from July through June, during which time they will monitor, review and report on city and county governments as well as special districts and school districts.

Sworn-in jurors will attend a two-week training session. Jurors will then “organize into committees to investigate local government agencies, research topical materials, interview county executives and their staff, gather facts, and issue written reports with recommendations that will benefit the citizens of Contra Costa County,” county officials said.

Jurors should be prepared to spend three days a week in committee meetings and perform some work at home. They will receive a stipend for their service, plus mileage reimbursement and a parking permit.

Jurors must be a U.S. citizen, age 18 or older and have been a resident of the County for at least one year prior to selection.

Persons interested in applying may contact the Office of the Civil Grand Jury at (925) 608-2621. Applications are available online here and at your local library. The deadline to submit an application is March 23.