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Citizens Jury Handbook

The Citizens Jury process is designed to allow decision-makers to hear the people’svoice. A Citizens Jury provides an opportunity for citizens to learn about an issue and deliberate together to find a common ground solution. Decision-makerswho watch a Citizens Jury project in action or listen to a jury’s recommendations areable to learn what an informed public wants, and why. This handbook provides an overview of the citizens jury process. Also covered are administrative and governance issues, survey methodology, timeline for establishing a citizen jury, membership selection, agenda setting, use of expert witnesses, rules of procedures and follow-up. An example drawn from a citizen jury on global climate change is provided. With links to citizens juries the United Kingdom.

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