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Civil Grand Jury

The Civil Grand Jury is a judicial body composed of 19 citizens. It is impaneled to act as an “arm of the court,” as authorized by the State Constitution, to be a voice of the people, and conscience of the community.

Forty-two states have some form of Grand Jury. California is still one of the states that allows prosecution to be initiated by either a Criminal Grand Jury indictment or judicial preliminary hearing.

California impanels County Civil Grand Juries every year to conduct civil investigations of county and city government and to hear evidence to make recommendations or to decide whether to return indictments. In Merced County, if indictments need to be made, a separate criminal grand jury is impaneled.

You can learn more by visiting the Merced County Grand Jury website. Uncomment for Grand Jury Application

Now accepting applications for the Merced County 2014-2015 Grand Jury. Applications must be returned on or before Tuesday, May 1, 2014.
Grand Jury Application.

Civil Grand Jury Reports

2011-2012 Civil Grand Jury Final Report

2010-2011 Civil Grand Jury Final Report

Civil Grand Jury Demographic Summary Report July 1, 2012

2013-2014 Merced County Civil Grand Jury

More Information

For more information regarding the Civil Grand Jury, please contact the Executive Assistants:

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Tel: (209) 725-4172



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