Recent Accomplishments

Results Based Accountability Initiative  The County was spending over a half billion annually on local nonprofits to provide important services, but it was not measuring the effectiveness of  the services provided. As a result of grand jury action the county now builds performance measures into every new contract. — July 2012 Report

Emergency Notification System  Have you ever gotten an emergency message on your cell phone? Local agencies can now use that system because of the grand jury. The Civil Grand Jury contributed  to the creation and expansion of this important commission, that at one time had little authority or funding to examine the misconduct of public officials. — July 2013 Report

Financial Reform  Persistent investigation by the Grand Jury led to the formation of an independent Board of Trustees and increased financial oversight of the County’s $100M contribution to Highland Hospital and related hospitals and health support services.  —  July 2015 Report