San Diego County Grand Jury Application Period Extended
Application Deadline Now January 28, 2022
January 11, 2022 – The San Diego Superior Court is extending the application period for those wanting to serve on the County Grand Jury to January 28, 2022, to encourage additional citizens from throughout the county to apply.
The Court traditionally receives more than 100 applications during the normal submission period, however, less than half of the expected number of applications have been received to date.
The Grand Jury investigates citizen complaints and functions as a “watchdog” over government agencies. It does not conduct criminal investigations.
Applications can be downloaded from the San Diego Superior Court’s website at sdcourt.ca.gov/Jury or the Grand Jury’s website at sdcounty.ca.gov/grandjury. Applications can also be obtained by calling 619-450-7272 or stopping by the Central Courthouse, East County, North County or South County Regional Centers.
The 19-member body will work four days a week, approximately six hours a day, from July 1, 2022, through June 30, 2023, at the Central Courthouse located in downtown San Diego. A small stipend per day, plus mileage, and downtown parking are provided.
All application forms must be received by the new application deadline of January 28, 2022. Qualified candidates will be nominated for a random drawing tentatively scheduled for June 3, 2022. The random drawing gives each supervisorial district equal representation by population.
Individuals who meet the following requirements are encouraged to apply:
- U.S. citizen
- At least 18 years old
- Sufficient knowledge of the English language
- Lived in San Diego County for at least one year prior to selection
All candidates will be required to pass a criminal background check.