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Ventura County Grand Jury Announces Open House

Ventura County Grand Jury Announces Open House

Ventura County residents have an opportunity to meet the 2019-2020 Ventura County Grand Jurors and tour the Grand Jury Chambers on March 12, 2020.  The public may meet the Grand Jurors between 1 PM and 3 PM, review Grand Jury reports and ask questions about Grand Jury service.  The Grand Jury offices are located at […]

Grand Jury Applications Now Being Accepted

Grand Jury Applications Now Being Accepted

Ventura Superior Court is pleased to announce that it is now accepting applications through April 17, 2020, from qualified citizens interested in serving as civil grand jurors for the July 1, 2020 through June 30, 2021 session. Those interested must have the following qualifications: citizen of the United States; 18 years of age or older; […]

Grand Jury Invites Community Groups to Request Speakers

Grand Jury Invites Community Groups to Request Speakers

Do you belong to a group that invites speakers to it’s meetings?  The Ventura County Grand Jury conducts an ongoing speakers bureau and outreach program.  Service organizations, community groups, non-profits and other groups are invited to request a presentation by current grand jurors. The civil Grand Jury does not pursue criminal cases or hear evidence […]

Got a Complaint about Local Government? Tell the Grand Jury!

Got a Complaint about Local Government? Tell the Grand Jury!

Did you know there is a body of volunteers in the county of Ventura dedicated to investigating public complaints about county agencies, city governments and special districts such as water, schools and harbors? The Ventura County Civil Grand Jury is an investigatory panel of 19 citizens from all backgrounds that operates as a public watchdog […]

Grand Jury Announces Release of Report on Ventura County- Contracted Narcotic Treatment Programs

Grand Jury Announces Release of Report on Ventura County- Contracted Narcotic Treatment Programs

The 2018-2019 Ventura County Grand Jury (Grand Jury) received a complaint regarding the Narcotic Treatment Programs (NTPs) in Ventura County (County) and opened an investigation into the oversight and administration of the NTP clinics by the Ventura County Behavioral Health Department (VCBH). The Grand Jury investigation focused on Aegis Treatment Centers LLC (Aegis) and Western […]

Grand Jury Announces Release of Report on Drugs and Sharps Disposal

Grand Jury Announces Release of Report on Drugs and Sharps Disposal

Based on an article in the Thousand Oaks Acorn reporting a 2016 incident where a senior deputy with the Ventura County Sheriff’s Office was caught stealing drugs on site from a law enforcement drug disposal bin, the 2018-2019 Ventura County Grand Jury opened an investigation into drug disposal bins at law enforcement agencies in Ventura […]

Grand Jury Announces Release of Annual Report on Detention Facilities and Law Enforcement

Grand Jury Announces Release of Annual Report on Detention Facilities and Law Enforcement

California Penal Code 919(b) mandates that the Grand Jury conduct an annual inspection of county detention facilities. The 2018-2019 Ventura County Grand Jury inquired into the condition and management of all detention facilities in Ventura County. Additionally, the Grand Jury inspected the Pre-Trial Detention Facility  (Main Jail); Todd Road Jail; the East Valley Jail; all […]

Grand Jury Announces Release of Report on Pesticide Monitoring Near Schools and Day-Care Centers

Grand Jury Announces Release of Report on Pesticide Monitoring Near Schools and Day-Care Centers

The 2018-2019 Ventura County Grand Jury conducted a study of Ventura County government monitoring of pesticide, herbicide and fumigant agricultural use in close proximity to school and day-care campuses, measuring the effectiveness of implementation of recent regulation. The Grand Jury concluded that the Ventura County Agricultural Commissioner and the California Department of Pesticide Regulation, by […]

Grand Jury Announces Release of Report on School Implementation of Sex-Education Programs

Grand Jury Announces Release of Report on School Implementation of Sex-Education Programs

On October 1, 2015, Gov. Jerry Brown signed into law the California Healthy Youth Act (AB 329) amending California Education Code Sections 51930-51939. The law requires school districts to ensure that all pupils in grades 7 through 12 receive comprehensive sexual health and HIV/AIDS prevention education. The 2018-2019 Ventura County Grand Jury investigated 18 Ventura […]

Ventura County Grand Jury Announces Open House

Ventura County Grand Jury Announces Open House

Ventura County residents have an opportunity to meet the 2018-2019 Ventura County Grand Jurors and tour the Grand Jury Chambers on March 13, 2019. The public may meet the Grand Jurors between 1 PM and 3 PM, review Grand Jury reports and ask questions about Grand Jury service. The Grand Jury is a civil investigative […]

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