Report 2011-129 Recommendation 5 Responses

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

Recommendation #5 To: State and Community Corrections, Board of

To maximize the usefulness of the information it makes available to stakeholders and to increase accountability, the board should consider verifying the counties' data by conducting regular site visits on a rotating basis or by employing other procedures to verify data that counties submit.

Annual Follow-Up Agency Response From October 2016

The BSCC relies on counties to use their own quality assurance measures to ensure that reported data is correct and the BSCC posts all public information to its website. The Board does not have the resources to independently verify these data.

California State Auditor's Assessment of Annual Follow-Up Status: Will Not Implement


Annual Follow-Up Agency Response From October 2015

The BSCC relies on counties to use their own quality assurance measures to ensure that reported data are correct and the BSCC posts all public information to its website.

California State Auditor's Assessment of Annual Follow-Up Status: Will Not Implement


Annual Follow-Up Agency Response From October 2014

As noted previously, the JJDWG will begin meeting October 9, 2014. We are eager to receive the recommendations out of this group and will be reconsidering the State Auditor's above concern in light of those recommendations.

  • Estimated Completion Date: unknown

California State Auditor's Assessment of Annual Follow-Up Status: Not Fully Implemented


Annual Follow-Up Agency Response From October 2013

Please refer to our one-year response.

  • Estimated Completion Date: Unknown

California State Auditor's Assessment of Annual Follow-Up Status: Not Fully Implemented

Please refer to the one-year response assessment.


1-Year Agency Response

As noted in our response to recommendation 1, the JJSC began meeting in April. We anticipate its work will inform our consideration of procedures to verify data that counties submit.

  • Estimated Completion Date: unknown
  • Response Date: September 2013

California State Auditor's Assessment of 1-Year Status: No Action Taken


6-Month Agency Response

The BSCC indicated that the JJSC will review and revise the data collection and reporting requirements for YOBG. The work of the JJSC will subsequently inform the BSCC's consideration of procedures to verify the data that counties submit.

  • Response Date: March 2013

California State Auditor's Assessment of 6-Month Status: Pending

The BSCC stated that it would provide documentation relating to the JJSC, including whether the JJSC has begun to revise reporting requirements with its 1-year response.


60-Day Agency Response

The board indicated that it is exploring options to increase the staff resources available to administer the program; however, the board did not address whether it has explored options to verify counties' data that would not require an increase in staff resources. (See 2013-406, p. 231)

  • Response Date: November 2012

California State Auditor's Assessment of 60-Day Status: No Action Taken


All Recommendations in 2011-129

Agency responses received after June 2013 are posted verbatim.


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