Report 2014-125 Recommendation 9 Responses

Report 2014-125: California Department of State Hospitals: It Could Increase the Consistency of Its Evaluations of Sex Offenders by Improving Its Assessment Protocol and Training (Release Date: March 2015)

Recommendation #9 To: State Hospitals, Department of

To ensure that all its evaluators are aware of changes in forensic evaluations, State Hospitals should provide annual training on updates to risk assessment instruments.

Agency Response*

DSH provides annual training on updates to risk assessment instruments. Annual training on updates is included in the comprehensive plan and in coordination with the above comprehensive training plan.

  • Response Type†: 6-Month
  • Completion Date: September 2015
  • Response Date: September 2015

California State Auditor's Assessment of Status: Fully Implemented

State Hospitals training plan lists upcoming training for staff on updates to risk assessment scheduled for April and June 2016.


Agency Response*

DSH will provide annual training on updates to risk assessment instruments to its evaluators beginning Spring of 2016.

  • Response Type†: 60-Day
  • Estimated Completion Date: March 31, 2016
  • Response Date: May 2015

California State Auditor's Assessment of Status: Pending


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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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