Chapters (and sometimes grand jury forepersons, CGJA, and others) develop resources that can be valuable to all chapters in carrying out their programs. We devote this page to these resources. Posted here are resource materials for use by chapters and civil grand juries.

We thank the originators for sharing these resources with us, which currently deal with Implementation Review, Juror Recruitment, Juror Orientation, Public Presentations about the Civil Grand Jury, and Chapter-Court Relationships.

We invite chapters and civil grand juries to read and download them as desired. Once downloaded, you are free to modify them to meet your own needs without attribution. However, please do not construe these documents as legal advice. We urge you to consult with the grand jury’s legal advisor before adopting or using any of them, as appropriate.

Except as noted, most of these documents are in Microsoft Word. All can be downloaded. A single click will download or open these documents, depending on your computer.

Note: We want this page to grow with more resources and be kept up to date. We may want to add categories. When chapters develop documents with positive results that they think might interest other chapters, please email them to the chair of the membership and Chapter Relations Committee.


Implementation Review

Implementation Review is the process conducted by chapters to find out and report to the public on the extent local entities implemented the recommendations they agreed to in prior grand jury responses.

Placer County Implementation Review Guidelines and Examples

Guidelines for Implementation Review Committee (PDF) The Placer County Grand Jury Association (PCGJA) adopted these guidelines, based on the CGJA guidelines, in July 2017.

Sample Implementation Review Letters (PDF) The PCGJA uses these sample letters in its Implementation Review inquiries.

Implementation Review Report Tracking Sample (PDF) This is a sample chart to track Implementation Review responses.


Juror Recruitment

CGJA Suggestions for Chapters Juror Recruitment (PDF) This is an overview compiled from CGJA member and chapter experiences. The items that follow are specific activities undertaken.

CGJA Social Media Recruiting Guide – Recruiting Grand Jurors (Docx) A guide to using Facebook, Twitter, and Nextdoor as aids in recruiting grand jurors.

Orange County Social Media Recruiting Notes (PDF) Suggestions for using social media for recruiting and some example texts.

Ideas for Achieving Diversity in Grand Juries (PDF) This is an article from the CGJA April Journal containing actionable tips from the CGJA Diversity Workgroup for recruiting a Civil Grand Jury that is fully representative of your county.

Alameda & Contra Costa Counties Juror Recruitment Op Ed (PDF) This is an editorial from the January 27, 2022 East Bay Times written by the two chapter chairs.

San Mateo County Civil Grand Jury Recruitment (PDF) Comprehensive program for court/chapter recruitment of 2016-17 civil grand jurors.

San Joaquin Chapter Jury Recruitment Letter to County Organizations (Word) Sample letter to county civic organizations for recruitment.

Shasta County Chapter-Court Personal Services Court-chapter formal agreement that spells out court and chapter responsibilities in juror recruitment.

Sample Interview Questions This is but one sample of questions that might be asked of applicants to become civil grand jurors.

Placer County 2022-23 Grand Jury Application Good example of an application form for civil grand jury service.

Agents of Change A four-minute video produced by CGJA that has been used for recruitment of jurors in petit jury rooms and to civic organizations. Excellent video to accompany in-person presentations.


Recruitment Public Service Announcements (PSAs)

Marin County Grand Jury 2017 Recruitment PSA

Orange County Grand Jury 2020 Recruiting PSA (Video)

Santa Barbara County Grand Jury 2024 Recruitment PSA (Video)

San Mateo County Civil Grand Jury Information Session (PPT) Set of 16 slides used in information sessions recruiting 2014-15 civil grand jurors.

Butte County Superior Court Information Video (15 minutes)

Orange County Grand Jury 2022 Recruiting PSA Set of looping slides useful for display in jury assembly rooms

County Resolutions Declaring a Month as Grand Jury Awareness Month (several chapters work with boards of supervisors to develop and promulgate the resolutions to coincide with juror recruitment)

Mother Load Chapter Sample Proclamation – 2020 (Word)

San Luis Obispo County Proclamation – 2022 (Word)

San Luis Obispo County Awareness Presentation – 2022 (PP)

Shasta County Resolution for Grand Jury Awareness Month – March 2016 (PDF)

San Joaquin County Resolution for Grand Jury Awareness Month 2016 (PDF)


Recruitment Documents in Spanish

Santa Cruz County Grand Jury Applications Now being Accepted (Spanish)

Santa Cruz County Grand Jury and its Function (Spanish)


Juror Orientation

Contra Costa Orientation

Madera Orientation

Shasta Orientation Schedule

Shasta Orientation (PowerPoint)


Public Presentations about the Civil Grand Jury
(also used in recruiting)

Sonoma County Foreperson PPT Presentation to Rotary Club Sebastopol July 2020

San Mateo County Association of Grand Jurors Powerpoint Presentation to Service Organizations March 2020

Placer County Chapter Officers Interview (Video)

Tuolumne County Civil GJ Presentation to Board of Supervisors July 2022 (PPT)


Chapter-Court Relationships

Shasta County Chapter/Superior Court Personal Services Agreement for Recruitment Services (Word)