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2023 Civil Grand Jury

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ORGANIZATION: Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara

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The Civil Grand Jury is an independent body that is convened on an annual basis by the Superior Court as a part of the judicial branch of government. It serves as the county’s civil watchdog agency and may examine all aspects of county and city government, special districts, and school districts. With broad access to public officials, employees, records, and information, the Civil Grand Jury is authorized to inspect and audit books, records, and financial expenditures to ensure accountability of public funds. The Grand Jury is also charged with inquiring into the condition of jails and juvenile detention facilities.

Grand Jury service affords citizens the unique opportunity to give back to their community and contribute to the efficiency of local government by developing innovative recommendations for improving government operations. Applicants must be 18 years of age or older, United States citizens, and residents of Santa Clara County.

Persons interested in applying may obtain an application online at http://www.scscourt.org/cgj. Questions may also be directed to Britney Huelbig, Deputy Manager for the Civil Grand Jury, at 408-882-2721 or CGJ@scscourt.org .

In support of this recruitment, current and former members of the Civil Grand Jury will be participating in a 1-hour informational session via Zoom. The details are as follows:

Date: August 12, 2022

Time: 3:00 pm

Platform: Zoom

Register to attend: https://bit.ly/3d0vJAu

Submit Questions to: CGJ@scscourt.org

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About Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara

Location:

191 N 1st Street, San Jose, CA 95113, US

Mission Statement

The Superior Court in Santa Clara County serves the public by providing equal justice for all in a fair, accessible, effective, efficient, and courteous manner: by resolving disputes under the law; by applying the law consistently, impartially and independently; and by instilling public trust and confidence in the Court.

Description

Those who are called to serve on the Civil Grand Jury are part of an independent arm of the Judicial Branch.
They voluntarily enter this service with interest and curiosity in learning more about the administration and operation of the government in the county in which they live, in order to function as an investigatory body.
The Civil Grand Jury are citizens who are willing to give their time for the betterment of the government which, in truth, belongs to them.

CAUSE AREAS

Advocacy & Human Rights
Community
Justice & Legal
Advocacy & Human Rights, Community, Justice & Legal

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

Multiple locations San Jose, CA 95113

(37.33266,-121.89184)
 

SKILLS

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • Service on the grand jury does require a time commitment of an average of 25 hours per week, or as determined by the Grand Jury.
  • Applicants must be 18 years of age or older, United States citizens, and residents of Santa Clara County.

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