Grand Jury



Contact Information

P.O. Box 992086
Redding, CA 96099-2086

Phone: (530) 225-5098
Email: grandjury@co.shasta.ca.us

Grand Jury

Shasta County Grand Jury Website

Grand Jurors Needed – You Can Make a Difference

The Shasta County Superior Court is accepting applications to be a member of the 2019-2020 Shasta County Grand Jury. The Grand Jury performs a vital independent citizen watchdog function over local public agencies such as the County, cities, school districts and special districts. It chooses its own subjects for investigation and publishes reports that highlight findings and makes recommendations for improvement. There is a Grand Jury Overview for further information below on this page.  In addition, you can ask former or current Grand Jurors, look at prior reports by the Shasta County Grand Jury on this website page, or look at reports from other county Grand Juries on the webpage of the California Grand Jurors Association at cgja.org.

You must have been a resident of Shasta County for a least one year prior to service. Grand Jury service is for one year and will begin on June 27, 2019

You can download or print the Grand Juror Application Form. It is a fillable form PDF. You can submit the form in one of three ways:

  • Save the PDF to fill in and email the completed form to: administration@shasta.courts.ca.gov
  • Print the form and fill out and mail to:  Superior Court of California, County of Shasta, Court Administration Office, 1500 Court Street, Room 205, Redding, California, 96001.
  • Print the form and fill out and bring it to:  Superior Court of California, Court Administration Office, 1500 Court Street, Room 205, Redding, California, 96001.

The deadline to submit the application is April 12, 2019. Be sure and fill out all parts of the application including the required references and brief essay.

If you have questions about being a Grand Juror, there will be two information meetings where you can ask questions, as follows:

  • 3:00 p.m., Wednesday, March 13, 2019 in the Community Room at the Redding Civic Center, 777 Cypress Avenue, Redding, California.
  • 3:00 p.m., Thursday, April 4, 2019 in the Community Room at the Redding Civic Center, 777 Cypress Avenue, Redding, California.

Grand Jury Overview

The California grand jury system consists of 58 separate grand juries—one in each county—that are convened on an annual basis by the Superior Court to carry out three functions:

  • Investigating and reporting on the operations of local government (which is known as the "watchdog" function)
  • Issuing criminal indictments to require defendants to go to trial on felony charges, and
  • Investigating allegations of a public official’s corrupt or willful misconduct in office, and when warranted, filing an "accusation" against that official to remove him or her from office.

The grand jury is well suited to the effective investigation of local governments because it is an independent body, operationally separate from the entities and officials it investigates. It conducts its investigations under the auspices of the Superior Court and has broad access to public officials, employees, records and information.

The grand jury's fact-finding efforts result in written reports which contain specific recommendations aimed at identifying problems and offering recommendations for improving government operations and enhancing responsiveness. In this way, the grand jury acts as a representative of county residents in promoting government accountability.

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