Orange County residents who want to make a difference in their community are encouraged to submit an application to serve on the 2013/14 Orange County Grand Jury. The one-year term begins July 1, 2013.
The 19 members of the Grand Jury are empowered to perform civil oversight of local government by reviewing and evaluating county and city agencies, schools, and special districts within Orange County, as well as consider evidence for possible indictment of individuals in felony cases.
To serve, a person must be at least 18 years old, a U.S. citizen, a resident of Orange County for at least one year, fluent in written and spoken English and possess sound judgment, good character and a sense of fairness
Each qualifying applicant is interviewed by a panel of two Superior Court judges and is subject to a background investigation by the Orange County Sheriff’s Department. Grand jurors receive $50 per day (up to $250 per week) and reimbursement for mileage.
Applications and more information are available online at www.ocgrandjury.org, by calling 714.834.6747, or in person at the Jury Commissioner’s Office, 700 Civic Center Drive West, Santa Ana. Grand Jury Final Reports may be viewed online at www.ocgrandjury.org/reports.asp. The application deadline is January 18, 2013.