Yolo Superior Court Now Accepting Applications for 2024/25 County Grand Jury

WOODLAND, Calif. – The Yolo Superior Court in California is currently accepting applications for the 2024/25 Yolo County Grand Jury. Each year on July 1, the court impanels 19 grand jurors and 11 alternates, who act as an independent body within the judicial system. Their main civil function is to review the operations of local government agencies and make constructive recommendations for improvement.

In order to be considered for the grand jury, applicants must meet certain requirements. They must be U.S. citizens, at least 18 years old, and have been residents of Yolo County for at least one year. They cannot currently be serving as elected public officials, trial jurors, or have been discharged as grand jurors within the last year. Additionally, applicants should have a sufficient command of the English language and should not have been convicted of any malfeasance or high crimes.

Selected jurors must be committed to serving for the entire term, which runs from July 1 to June 30. On average, the time commitment is approximately 30-50 hours per month. While the responsibility is significant, serving on the grand jury provides an exciting opportunity to contribute to the community and gain insights into local government operations.

The deadline to submit applications for the 2024/25 Yolo County Grand Jury is March 29. Interested individuals can obtain an application from the Yolo Superior Court’s website, by calling 530-406-6828, or by writing to Yolo Superior Court, Jury Services, 100 Main St. Woodland, CA 95695.

This grand jury serves as an important pillar of the California judicial system, offering citizens the chance to actively participate in local governance and contribute to the improvement of government services.