The Civil Grand Jury is an investigative panel of 19 citizen volunteers serving as a “voice of the people and a conscience of the community”. Its functions include:
Improving the operations of local government.
Verifying that the public’s money is handled judiciously.
Recognizing agencies that are working effectively.
As a civil panel, the Grand Jury does not consider indictments in criminal cases. It responds as a “watchdog” of local government, reviewing Public Complaints and initiating Internal Investigations, all of which are handled on a strictly confidential basis. Each year’s Grand Jury Report details findings and recommendations that are shared via the news media. Recent Grand Jury reports include:
Human Trafficking in Ventura County
Cybersecurity Strategies for Cities in Ventura County
Charter School Implementation of State Mandated Sex Education
We are looking for individuals who want to help their fellow citizens work in support of a more effective local government! If you are interested, please visit the Grand Jury website at www.ventura.org/grand-jury. You may also contact our Foreperson, Richard Boehmer, at Richard.Boehmer@ventura.org. Applications will be accepted through April 23, 2021.