Marysville, CA –
The Yuba County Superior Court is looking for qualified volunteers to serve on the 2018-2019 Grand Jury. We encourage Yuba County residents to join and be part of this exhilarating opportunity to improve your community. The 19-member Grand Jury will take the official oath of office on June 28, 2018 for a one year term.
Yuba County Grand Jury’s responsibilities will include:
· · Assessing the performance of local agencies and ensuring that it is proper and ethical;
· · Providing recorded reports to government agencies for review;
· · Consideration of citizen’s complaints, inquiries & complements of local government agencies;
· · Verification that our local tax dollars are wisely spent;
· · Evaluating conditions at our county’s jails and facilities.
As grand jurors you will receive state training, attend tours, briefings and visit local government agencies. You will gain knowledge regarding the workings of Yuba County public agencies to help assess areas in need of improvement and compliance with laws. Please take a moment to review past Grand Jury reports, investigations and responses from the appropriate agencies which are posted online at www.YubaCourts.org . You are qualified to serve on the Grand Jury if you are a resident of Yuba County for at least one year, a United States citizen and at least 18 years old. You must have sound judgment, and have sufficient knowledge of English. Interested citizens will apply prior to May 1, 2018. Grand jurors will receive a small stipend and mileage reimbursement.
The Grand Jury selection process includes Superior Court judges reviewing applications and interviewing qualified applicants. A background investigation of qualified candidates is performed. The final selection of the 19-member panel is achieved by a random drawing of qualified candidates who are nominated and confirmed by Superior Court judges. The first 19 names drawn will be grand jurors and the remaining names drawn will be alternates in the order selected. Alternates are trained and ready to serve in place of panelists who cannot complete the one year term for any reason.