Report 2011-129 Recommendation 8 Responses

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

Recommendation #8 To: Justice, Department of

To ensure that its Automated Criminal History System (criminal history system) contains complete and accurate data related to juvenile offenders, Justice should implement a process to ensure that staff enter data correctly into the system.

1-Year Agency Response

Program staff reviewed all of the existing juvenile disposition codes available in the Automated Criminal History System (ACHS) and identified 11 disposition outcomes that required new juvenile disposition codes. With the request and implementation of these new codes, all juvenile disposition updates will have a unique juvenile code available for staff to perform their updates in the ACHS. The request for the new codes was submitted to DOJ technical staff and code creation was completed the first week of June 2013. On June 10, 2013, Criminal Offender Record Program management distributed an e-mail to all supervisory staff notifying them of the new codes. During that week, each supervisor met with their respective unit staff to discuss the implementation of the new codes and passed out hard copies of the new codes to be used effective immediately.

  • Completion Date: June 2013
  • Response Date: September 2013

California State Auditor's Assessment of 1-Year Status: Fully Implemented


6-Month Agency Response

Justice stated that staff has started the process of updating the reference manual to provide instructions on how to update the juvenile offender information into the criminal history system. In addition, Justice indicated that staff will receive hands-on training once the reference manual is finalized.

  • Response Date: March 2013

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


60-Day Agency Response

Justice stated that staff has started the process of updating the reference manual to provide instructions on how to update the juvenile offender information in the criminal history system. In addition, Justice indicated that staff is working to ensure that no overlap occurs between adult and juvenile reporting. (See 2013-406, p. 231)

  • Response Date: November 2012

California State Auditor's Assessment of 60-Day Status: Pending


All Recommendations in 2011-129

Agency responses received after June 2013 are posted verbatim.


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