Chapter Resource Documents

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 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 Grand Jury, and Chapter-Court Relationships.

We invite chapters and 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. Caution: When exiting a document, use the "back" button, not the "close" button, which will take you out of the entire website. 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.

CGJA Implementation Review Guidelines (PDF) This document was developed by a committee of CGJA directors and representatives of chapters and adopted by the CGJA Board of Directors on April 29, 2013.

Placer County Implementation Review Guideines 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 Implementaion Review inquiries.

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

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

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 grand jurors.

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

Santa Barbara County Grand Jury 2019 Recruitment PSA

Shasta County Recruiting PSA (Video)

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

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)

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

Shasta Orientation (PowerPoint)

 

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

           Sonoma County Foreperson PPT Presentation to Rotary Club Sebastopol July 2020

           Placer County Chapter Officers Interview (Video)

 

Chapter-Court Relationships

Chapter-Court Partnership (PDF) Summary of panel discussion by chapter representatives at the 2018 CGJA Annual Conference (highly recommended)