Report 2008-113 Recommendation 22 Responses

Report 2008-113: Victim Compensation and Government Claims Board: It Has Begun Improving the Victim Compensation Program, but More Remains to Be Done (Release Date: December 2008)

Recommendation #22 To: Victim Compensation and Government Claims Board, California

To ensure that the board appropriately carries out its outreach efforts, it should establish a comprehensive outreach plan that prioritizes its efforts and appropriately focuses on those in need of program services. As part of its planning efforts, the board should seek input from key stakeholders such as assistance centers, JP units, and other advocacy groups and associations to gain insight regarding underserved and vulnerable populations.

1-Year Agency Response

In its six-month response, the board reported that it completed its Comprehensive Communication and Outreach Plan and had begun implementation. According to the board, the final plan was developed in partnership with the directors of the county victim witness assistance programs and JP units throughout the State, considered many demographic and crime statistics, and was shared with a variety of victim advocacy groups and other stakeholders. (2010-406, p. 224)

  • Response Date: December 2009

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

All Recommendations in 2008-113

Agency responses received after June 2013 are posted verbatim.