Report 2008-113 Recommendation 4 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 #4 To: Victim Compensation and Government Claims Board, California

To demonstrate that it makes appropriate eligibility decisions on applications, the board should ensure that it correctly considers reports from other entities, such as law enforcement, and that it sufficiently documents the basis for its decisions.

1-Year Agency Response

In its six-month response, the board reported that it updated training modules to include an emphasis on correctly documenting the basis for eligibility decisions. The board also reported that it provided refresher training to staff in May 2009. In its one-year response, the board reported that it has provided additional training sessions covering claim processing and eligibility determination, which includes training on evaluating information to determine eligibility and properly documenting the results. Additionally, the board reported that it completed its new procedure manual, which is accessible to staff on-line. (2010-406, p. 219)

  • 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.