Wildfires are devastating communities across California, causing more than 300,000 people to evacuate their homes and threatening many more. The Camp Fire in Northern California -- one of three blazing across the state -- is the most destructive in state history. We want to ensure that, if you are in an affected community, you find access to shelter. And if you are looking to help with disaster relief efforts, you know the most effective ways to contribute.
Marin Chapter - California Grand Jury AssociationMarin Chapter - California Grand Jury Association
Our mission is to promote and enhance the unique and invaluable Civil Grand Jury function in Marin. To accomplish this we have three main areas of focus: 1. Public outreach activities to increase awareness and interest in the California Civil Grand J... Read more
Our mission is to promote and enhance the unique and invaluable Civil Grand Jury function in Marin. To accomplish this we have three main areas of focus: 1. Public outreach activities to increase awareness and interest in the California Civil Grand Jury process. 2. The recruitment, orientation, and training of Marin Civil Grand Jurors. 3 . Follow-up activities to monitor the timely implementation of Grand Jury recommendations.
To explain who we are and our purpose, here is some background information: When California became a state, it established the Civil Grand jury system to ensure local government accountability, efficiency, and responsiveness. Made up of volunteer residents in each County, the Civil Grand Jury is the "citizens’ watchdog" appointed by the California Superior Court for one year to formally investigate the efficiency and responsiveness any local government entity. The Grand Jury’s findings and specific recommendations for improvement are then presented to the Marin Board of Supervisors and published on Marin County’s website and in local media.