Ventura County residents have an opportunity to provide a valuable community service while learning about local government by serving on the Ventura County Grand Jury. Applications are now available for the 2018/2019 Grand Jury at: www.ventura.org/grand-jury.
The Grand Jury is a civil, investigative panel of 19 volunteers. The watchdog group investigates issues and citizen complaints and then makes recommendations to improve the operation of local government.
The Grand Jury may examine all aspects of Ventura County government, its 10 city governments as well as special districts and other agencies funded by tax dollars.
To become a Grand Juror, you must be 18 years or older, a U.S. citizen and a Ventura County resident for at least a year. A complete list of requirements and other information about Grand Jury service can be found at: http://www.ventura.org/grand-jury/become-a-grand-juror.
All eligible residents of Ventura County are encouraged to apply. Applications can be found and completed online at the Grand Jury website: www.ventura.org/grand-jury and then returned by mail. Applications may also be requested by telephone at (805) 477-1600. Applications will be accepted until April 6, 2018.