At the end of its term, the Grand Jury issues a final report, including reports released during the year, documenting its investigations and recommendations. Copies of the final report are distributed to public officials, libraries, the news media, any interested parties, and any entity that is subject to one of the reports. According to law, the elected County officers must respond within 60 days following the release of the final report. The Board of Supervisors and other public agency governing boards must respond within 90 days.
The Grand Jury's final report summarizes the year's activities and contains its findings and recommendations for action and study. The new Grand Jury reviews the responses of the affected public agencies and the process of protecting the public interest begins anew.