Report 2010-116 Recommendation 8 Responses

Report 2010-116: Sex Offender Commitment Program: Streamlining the Process for Identifying Potential Sexually Violent Predators Would Reduce Unnecessary or Duplicative Work (Release Date: July 2011)

Recommendation #8 To: State Hospitals, Department of

To ensure that the Legislature can provide effective oversight of the program, Mental Health should complete and submit as soon as possible its reports to the Legislature about Mental Health's efforts to hire state employees to conduct evaluations and about the impact of Jessica's Law on the program.

Agency Response*

DSH has hired sufficient civil service evaluators to perform the SVP evaluations. Copy of declaration letter date 9-29-2014 to Honorable Mark Leno and Michael Cohen Director of Finance will be sent electronically.

  • Response Type†: Annual Follow Up
  • Completion Date: December 2013
  • Response Date: October 2014

California State Auditor's Assessment of Status: Fully Implemented


Agency Response*

As previously reported DSH has filled 13.0 Sexually Violent Predator Evaluator (SVP-E) positions, 20.0 Consulting Psychologist (CP) positions and one Chief Psychologist position for a total of 34 evaluator positions. In addition DSH is in the process of hiring an additional 12 CP positions and anticipates filling these positions by the end of 2013.

  • Response Type†: Annual Follow Up
  • Estimated Completion Date: January 2014
  • Response Date: November 2013

California State Auditor's Assessment of Status: Not Fully Implemented


Agency Response*

DSH will be submitting the report to the Legislature about efforts to hire state employees within the next 30 days. (Note: Senate Bill 71 (Leno, Chapter 728, Statutes of 2012) eliminates future reporting requirements on this subject.)

DSH plans to submit the report to the Legislature about the impact of Jessica's Law within 60 days.

  • Response Type†: Annual Follow Up
  • Estimated Completion Date: January 2013
  • Response Date: November 2012

California State Auditor's Assessment of Status: Not Fully Implemented


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†Response Type refers to the interval in which the auditee is providing the State Auditor with their status in implementing recommendations made in an audit report. Auditees must submit a response regarding their progress in implementing recommendations from our reports at three intervals from the release of the report: 60 days, six months, and one year or subsequent to one year.

*Agency responses received after June 2013 are posted verbatim.


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