Maryland Courts

Juror Information

Generous Jurors Program

The Circuit Court for Washington County and the Washington County Department of Social Services cooperate in a program entitled “Generous Jurors Program.” Under this plan, jurors may donate their jury pay to the Department of Social Services Foster Care Unit. The donations are used to provide foster children in the county with items not covered by State budgets. Some examples are school band and sports uniforms, funds for field trips, birthday and holiday gifts, etc. If you wish to donate all or part of your jury pay for this purpose, simply inform the clerk at the Treasurer’s office, when cashing your vouchers. This arrangement may provide a solution for those jurors whose employers do not permit them to keep their jury pay.