Report 2011-129 Recommendation 10 Responses

Report 2011-129: Juvenile Justice Realignment: Limited Information Prevents a Meaningful Assessment of Realignment's Effectiveness (Release Date: September 2012)

Recommendation #10 To: Corrections and Rehabilitation, Department of

To increase the amount of information related to realignment and to allow stakeholders to identify the population of juvenile offenders sent directly to adult prison, Corrections should obtain complete offense dates from the courts, if possible.

Agency Response*

Corrections' policies and procedures that require staff to request documents from the courts of complete offense dates are not listed. In addition, Corrections distributed guidance to staff to enter complete offense dates in its database when the information is received.

  • Response Type†: 6-Month
  • Response Date: March 2013

California State Auditor's Assessment of Status: Fully Implemented

Agency Response*

Although Corrections provided policies and procedures that require staff to request offense dates from the courts, none of them were created recently. Corrections' current policies are not adequate because the issue we identified occurred after Corrections' policies were already in place. Thus, Corrections needs to take additional steps, such as updating its policy manual or issuing a memo to staff, to ensure that it receives complete offense dates from the courts. (See 2013-406, p. 232)

  • Response Type†: 60-Day
  • Response Date: November 2012

California State Auditor's Assessment of Status: No Action Taken

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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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