The goal of the San Diego County Grand Jury is to serve as a sentinel — a group of impartial citizens that can review the methods and operations of the County of San Diego and its 18 incorporated areas to determine whether they can be made more efficient, effective and responsive to the needs of the community. Jurisdiction also includes school districts, joint power authorities and certain non-profit corporations operated and established by local government within San Diego County.
The Grand Jury is governed by Section 888 et. seq. of the California Penal Code. The penal code can be found at www.leginfo.ca.gov/calaw.html.