Report 2015-130 Recommendation 20 Responses

Report 2015-130: The CalGang Criminal Intelligence System: As the Result of Its Weak Oversight Structure, It Contains Questionable Information That May Violate Individuals' Privacy Rights (Release Date: August 2016)

Recommendation #20 To: Justice, Department of

To promote transparency and encourage public participation in CalGang's meetings, Justice should post the agendas, minutes, and referenced attachments for all future board and committee meetings, as well as all other documents of significance such as letters, memos, or agreements to its website unless doing so would compromise criminal intelligence information or other information that must be shielded from public release.

1-Year Agency Response

Justice will continue working with the CalGang Executive Board to obtain and post the agenda and any referenced attachments at least 10 days prior to each future meeting so they can be posted on the Justice website.

  • Completion Date: June 2017
  • Response Date: August 2017

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

Justice's website includes agendas, meeting minutes, and attachments for meetings occurring after the publication of our audit in August 2016.


6-Month Agency Response

Justice management attended the CalGang Executive Board in September 2016 and discussed this recommendation. It has been determined that the board can provide the necessary information to Justice to be posted on its website.

Since the September 2016 Board Meeting, Justice obtained and posted the agenda, along with Justice's discussion points prior to the February 2017 CalGang Executive Board meeting. Justice has requested the February 2017 board meeting minutes and attachments so they can be posted on the Justice website.

Justice currently has no existing authority, resources or program in place to handle oversight or administration of CalGang, however, Justice has begun dialogue with the board on each recommendation and will do everything possible to begin implementation until additional resources and funding are granted to the department.

  • Estimated Completion Date: On-Going
  • Response Date: February 2017

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


60-Day Agency Response

Justice management attended the CalGang Executive Board in September 2016 and discussed this recommendation. It has been determined that the board can provide the necessary information to Justice to be posted on its website.

Justice currently has no existing resources or program in place to handle oversight or administration of CalGang, however, the department has begun dialogue with the board on each recommendation and will do everything possible to begin implementation until additional resources and funding are granted to the department.

  • Estimated Completion Date: December 31, 2016
  • Response Date: October 2016

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


All Recommendations in 2015-130

Agency responses received are posted verbatim.


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