Ventura Superior Court announced that it is now accepting applications through April 23, 2021, from qualified citizens interested in serving as civil grand jurors for the July 1, 2021 through June 30, 2022 session.

Those interested must have the following qualifications: citizen of the United States; 18 years of age or older; resident of Ventura County for at least one year prior to July 1, 2021; be of sound judgment and fair character; possess sufficient knowledge of the English language; and be able to attend meetings four to five days a week. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, meetings may be held remotely.

In addition, applicants must not currently be serving as a trial juror in any court in California; have been discharged as a grand juror within the previous year; or be serving as an elected public official.

Principal functions of the Civil Grand Jury include review of public complaints, investigation of County government agencies, inquiry into management of public prisons within the County, investigation of special districts of the county and city government, involvement in fiscal or management audits, and preparation of reports on investigated matters. A per diem fee plus mileage is paid.

Applications can be located on the Ventura County Grand Jury website at www.ventura.org/grand-jury or may be obtained from Jury Services by e-mail jury-service@ventura.courts.ca.gov or calling (805) 289-8661 for information.

Applications may be submitted to: Ventura Superior Court, Jury Services, Room 113, 800 S. Victoria Ave., Ventura, CA 93009, and must be postmarked no later than Friday, April 23, 2021.