(Revised April 2014)
To promote, preserve, and support the civil grand jury system through training, education, and outreach.
1. To provide the general public with informational and educational materials and activities on the California Civil Grand Jury system that will help increase public awareness of the valuable role the grand jury plays in our democratic system of government, and
2. To promote comprehensive training and orientation of all new civil grand jurors throughout the state, and
3. To promote adequate funding, office and meeting facilities, and other support as typically required by civil grand juries be provided to them in all counties throughout the state pursuant to fulfilling their lawful duties, and
4. To promote the preservation of all civil grand jury reports issued throughout the state during its history both in counties of origin and in a centralized state archival repository accessible to the public, historians, scholars, students and other researchers, and
5. To advocate publication of all civil grand jury reports and official responses to those reports in a public newspaper or other medium for community wide distribution to educate the public regarding the final civil grand jury investigative findings and recommendations and the official reactions to them, and
6. To advocate that social studies and history classes and texts in California secondary schools contain comprehensive information regarding the role of the civil grand jury in California, and
7. To publish a statewide informational newsletter to provide current information concerning issues, events and activities regarding the civil grand jury, and
8. To sponsor an annual statewide conference of civil grand jurors and others interested in matters pertaining to the preservation and enhancement of the California Civil Grand Jury institution, and
9. To work toward the preservation and enhancement of the civil grand jury system by studying issues or legislation that specifically pertains to the civil grand jury and to make recommendations based on non-partisan analysis to the appropriate body or legislature, and
10. To undertake any other efforts consistent with the foregoing that will increase the public knowledge of the civil grand jury system and the contributions it has made, and continues to make, to California’s citizenry and toward good government.
The California Grand Jurors’ Association, is recognized by the U.S. Internal Revenue Service and the State of California as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.
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