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Grand Jury

New grand jury website makes it easy to apply for a seat or submit a complaint

The Superior Court of California, County of San Bernardino is pleased to announce the launch of its new San Bernardino County Grand Jury website.

In addition to the specific information about the Grand Jury, the website was redesigned as a tool for the public to have a greater understanding of and access to the application process, filing complaints and viewing reports. New features include a Grand Jury calendar, updated news bulletins and electronic mailing list.

The website will be updated regularly with news regarding recruitment, the final report, events, Grand Jury presentations, and other information regarding important dates. The Grand Jury’s mission is to ensure the public is informed of concerning investigations about county and city government functions. Visitors are encouraged to explore the new website and subscribe to the Grand Jury’s mailing list.

Grand Jury recruitment is still open and accepting applications from qualified residents. Interested individuals can now apply online here. The deadline to submit an application is April 6.

If you have any questions, please contact the Grand Jury Assistant at (909) 387-9120.

Applications now being accepted for the Civil Grand Jury

Applications for the 2018-2019 San Bernardino County Civil Grand Jury are now being accepted. Successful applicants will serve as Grand Jurors for the fiscal year period beginning July 1, 2018 and ending June 30, 2019.

The Civil Grand Jury is charged by the California Penal Code to investigate all aspects of county governance, including cities and special districts, and also potentially hear information on certain criminal investigations. All communications to the Grand Jury are confidential and every signed citizen complaint is responded to after investigated. Service as a Grand Juror involves an average of three to five full working days per week, which is compensated at $25 per day, plus meals and appropriate mileage. The regular Grand Jury meeting place is located in the City of San Bernardino.

To be eligible for selection, a person must be at least 18 years of age, a United States citizen, and a resident of California and the County of San Bernardino for at least one year prior to appointment. Other requirements include: sufficient knowledge of the English language, possession of natural faculties, of ordinary intelligence, sound judgment, and good character. By law, elected public officials are not eligible.

Interested citizens can download the application on-line here. Applications can also be obtained by calling (909) 387-9120 or in-person located at 172 West Third Street, Second Floor, San Bernardino, CA. The application deadline is April 6, 2018. Click here for details.

Civil Grand Jury offers presentation to educate public

The San Bernardino County Civil Grand Jury has produced a brief power-point presentation to educate the public on its responsibilities and duties concerning local and county governments. Members of the current Grand Jury are available to present the program.

The presentation includes:

  • Overview of the responsibilities of the Civil Grand Jury
  • How to file a Citizen Complaint
  • How to apply for the Civil Grand Jury

Members of the Grand Jury are also available to staff a booth at civic events.

If your organization would be interested in scheduling a presentation or having a Civil Grand Jury booth at an event, please contact Norma Grosjean, Grand Jury Assistant, at norma.grosjean@gj.sbcounty.gov or (909) 387-9120.

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