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.
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.
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.
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.
Please refer to our one-year response.
Please refer to the one-year response assessment.
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.
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.
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.
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)
Agency responses received after June 2013 are posted verbatim.