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State Grand Juries

  • California
  • California Grand Jurors Association — Group comprised of present and former members of grand juries works to make grand juries more effective and educate the public about the functions and responsibilities of the grand jury.
  • Amador County — Features the jury's 1996-97 final report. Includes a listing of jury members.
  • Calaveras County — Read reports and official responses, peruse a profile of jury members and find basic facts about jury functions. With government directories.
  • Eldorado County — Learn about the history of members of this investigative body. Download grand jury reports for viewing with Acrobat.
  • Fresno County — Offers a brief profile of the duties of the grand jury, whose main focus is the investigation of county agencies. Includes contact information.
  • Kern County — Read the final report of the 1998-99 grand jury. Presented by the Bakersfield Californian.
  • Los Angeles County — Peruse grand jury reports, find out how to apply for a seat on the jury, and stay abreast of the grand jury's schedule.
  • Marin County — Find answers to frequently asked questions about the form and function of grand juries. Includes archived grand jury reports.
  • Mendocino County — Read reports issued by the investigative body and find links to other local government agencies.
  • Orange County — Learn about past and present jury members and read archived reports. Download grand-jury application guidelines.
  • Placer County — Peruse final reports from this investigative body. Follow links to other county offices, including the board of supervisors.
  • Sacramento County — Examine the grand jury's reports, including commentary from specific investigative committees.
  • San Benito County — Read the interim report, dated May 15, 1997, regarding the sheriff's investigation into the death of Michael Mize.
  • San Diego County — Find grand jury reports, contact information, office locations and a FAQ.
    • San Diego County — Read a FAQ and learn about the functions of the grand jury. Includes a form for lodging complaints.
    • San Diego Superior Court — Learn how to apply for the grand jury and find resources of interest to current and potential jurors.
  • San Francisco Civil Jury — Offers an introduction to the civil grand jury. Peruse archived reports.
  • San Luis Obispo County — Read an overview of the grand jury's history, mission and procedures. Includes a complaint form and archived reports.
  • San Mateo County — Offers a history and overview of the grand jury. Read archived grand jury reports.
  • Santa Barbara County — Find an introductory profile of the grand jury and peruse archived reports. With links to other grand-jury homepages.
  • Santa Clara County — Explore the history and functions of the grand jury. Includes discussions of juror qualifications and selection.
  • San Luis Obispo County — Brief profile includes a summary of the grand jury's function and provides contact numbers and related links.
  • Santa Cruz County — Find reports issued by the grand jury and peruse official responses to those reports.
  • Sonoma County — Features a profile of the superior court investigative body that independently scrutinizes the county's municipal offices. Learn how to apply.
  • Stanislaus County — Features contact information and an overview of the functions of the civil and criminal grand juries.
    • Stanislaus County — Provides an overview of the county's criminal and civil grand juries. Follow links to other court-related resources.
  • Ventura County — Read the final 1995-96 report by this grand jury whose emphasis is on investigation of the county's government agencies. Includes a jury profile.
  • Idaho
  • Twin Falls District Court — Offers a brief overview of the form and function of the grand jury. With links to court-related resources.
  • Mississippi
  • 15th Circuit Court — Find out what to expect if chosen to serve on the grand jury. Includes an overview of juror duties and voting procedures.
  • Ohio
  • University of Dayton — Learn about the form and function of juries, including jury size, provisions for alternates, and jury selection. By S. Brenner and G. Lockhart.
  • Oregon
  • The Oregonian — Article by Steve Duin looks at a trend among Oregon grand juries to justify the use of deadly force by armed citizens.
  • Virginia
  • Handbook for Grand Jurors — Comprehensive guide covers the nature and functions of the regular and special grand juries.
  • Fairfax County — Circuit court homepage includes a brief overview of the schedule and procedures of the grand jury. With links to court-related resources.
  • Virginia Beach — Presents a procedural overview for prospective and current circuit-court jurors.

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