Report 2015-115 Recommendation 13 Responses

Report 2015-115: Dually Involved Youth: The State Cannot Determine the Effectiveness of Efforts to Serve Youth Who Are Involved in Both the Child Welfare and Juvenile Justice Systems (Release Date: February 2016)

Recommendation #13 To: Los Angeles County

To identify their population of dually involved youth, Los Angeles County's CWS and probation agencies should designate the data system they will use for tracking the dates and results of joint assessment hearings.

Agency Response*

Los Angeles County will continue to utilize the existing 241.1 Court Application to track hearing dates and the results of joint assessment hearings.

  • Response Type†: 6-Month
  • Completion Date: February 2016
  • Response Date: September 2016

California State Auditor's Assessment of Status: Fully Implemented

Los Angeles County indicated that it has designated its 241.1 Court Application system for tracking the dates and results of joint assessment hearings.


Agency Response*

Designate the data system that the Departments will use for tracking hearing dates and results of joint assessment hearings: Los Angeles County will continue to utilize the existing 241.1 Court Application to track hearings dates and the results of joint assessment hearings.

  • Response Type†: 60-Day
  • Estimated Completion Date: December 2016
  • Response Date: May 2016

California State Auditor's Assessment of Status: Pending

Although Los Angeles' response indicates that it will use the existing 241.1 Court Application, it identified its implementation of the recommendation as "not fully implemented" because it is currently making changes to its system to address education data. Per Los Angeles, it will not fully implement this recommendation until December 2016.


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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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