If you are interested in volunteering in your community, service as a grand juror might be right for you. Service on the Sacramento County Grand Jury is for a twelve month period. This term will begin on July 1, 2022 and end on June 30, 2023. To be considered for the grand jury, you must be:

  • 18 or older, a United States citizen, and a resident of Sacramento County for at least one year prior to service;
  • Interested in investigating the performance of local government agencies;
  • Possess intelligence, sound judgment and fair character;
  • Have not been convicted of a malfeasance in office, a felony, or any other high crime;
  • Not be serving as an elected public officer during the term of office as a grand juror;
  • Have not have served as a grand juror within the last year;
  • Enthusiastic about the opportunity to work with others and recommend solutions to improve governance and services;
  • A good listener, with patience, who has skill and experience in fact finding, investigative techniques, and report writing;
  • Ready to invest 25 to 35 hours a week, will require attendance of at least four days a week;
  • Able to communicate in English - both orally and in writing;
  • Computer literate; and
  • Willing to ensure your work remains absolutely confidential.

Grand Juror Application Process

There are several steps to the grand jury selection process. If you are interested in being considered as a grand juror, the first step is to submit the Grand Jury Questionnaire. Once we receive your fully completed Grand Jury Questionnaire and you meet the qualifications to be considered as a grand juror, you will be invited to submit a Grand Jury application and to attend a mandatory Grand Jury Orientation on February 25, 2022. In addition, you will also be required to submit to a background check to be conducted by the Department of Justice. You will then be scheduled for an interview. The deadline to submit the Grand Jury Questionnaire is January 28, 2022.

Print and complete Grand Jury Questionnaire

Upon completion, you may submit your questionnaire in one of the following ways:

Volunteering for the Sacramento County Grand Jury Brochure