Reports and Responses


A Civil Grand Jury report details a single investigation. Each report lists findings and recommendations. The responsible organization is notified and is required to respond to the report.

The California Penal Code Section 933(c) specifies response times.

  • Public Agencies. The governing body of any public agency (also referring to a department) must respond within 90 days from the release of the report to the public.
  • Elective Officers or Agency Heads. All elected officers or heads of agencies/departments are required to respond within 60 days of the release of the report to the public.
  • Failure to Respond. Failure to respond, as required to a Jury report, violates California Penal Code Section 933.05 and is subject to further action that may include additional investigation on the subject matter of the report by the Jury.

For more information on response formats and where to send responses, click here(PDF, 102KB).

Comprehensive Index to Civil Grand Jury Reports