To ensure that its FCS mediators are qualified, the Sacramento superior and family courts should verify the initial training of those FCS mediators they hire who have worked at other superior courts.
The Sacramento superior and family courts provided copies of training certificates and other information such as sign-in sheets to demonstrate that the FCS mediator mentioned in the audit report met the minimum qualifications and training requirements. In addition, the courts provided a letter from the FCS mediatorís former employer that stated its practice was to send employees to training upon initial hire; however, the court does not retain training records older than three years. (See 2013-406, p. 152)
Agency responses received after June 2013 are posted verbatim.