Riverside Superior Court opened grand jury applications Feb. 23. The grand jury investigates county and city governments and public officials. They can bring criminal indictments. The application closes April 3.
If accepted, the applicant will be one of 19 volunteers that serve for a year, beginning July 1. They are paid $60 per day, during a four day work-week, and receive parking and mileage fees. They meet in downtown Riverside.
An application to serve is screened by a judge’s committee. The Riverside County Sheriff then runs a background check on the applicant. Applicants are then interviewed by the judge’s committee. If they pass, they are placed on a shortlist of 25-30 people,