Report 2009-109 Recommendation 42 Responses

Report 2009-109: Sacramento and Marin Superior Courts: Both Courts Need to Ensure That Family Court Appointees Have Necessary Qualifications, Improve Administrative Policies and Procedures, and Comply With Laws and Rules (Release Date: January 2011)

Recommendation #42 To: Superior Court of California, County of Sacramento

To strengthen its accounting process for California Family Code Section 3111 evaluations, the Sacramento Superior Court should update its accounting procedures related to billing FCS evaluation costs to include steps for verifying the mathematical accuracy of the FCS summary and the proper allocation of costs between the parties.

Annual Follow-Up Agency Response From September 2015

As explained in previous responses to the State Auditor, Recommendation Number 42 will not be implemented by the Court. As a result of budget reductions to the Court, Sacramento's Family Court Services (FCS) no longer conducts custody evaluations; therefore this recommendation related to FCS evaluation cost billing and accounting procedures is not needed.

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California State Auditor's Assessment of Annual Follow-Up Status: Resolved

The Sacramento family court no longer offers custody evaluation services. Therefore, this recommendation is not applicable at this time. Should the Sacramento family court begin offering custody evaluation services at a future date, we anticipate that the court will assess its practices.


Annual Follow-Up Agency Response From October 2014

As explained in previous responses to the State Auditor, Recommendation Number 42 will not be implemented by the Court. As a result of budget reductions to the Court, Sacramento's Family Court Services (FCS) no longer conducts custody evaluations; therefore this recommendation related to FCS evaluation cost billing and accounting procedures is not needed.

California State Auditor's Assessment of Annual Follow-Up Status: Will Not Implement


Annual Follow-Up Agency Response From October 2013

As explained in previous responses to the State Auditor, Recommendation Number 42 will not be implemented by the Court. As a result of budget reductions to the Court, Sacramento's Family Court Services (FCS) no longer conducts custody evaluations; therefore this recommendation related to FCS evaluation cost billing and accounting procedures is not needed.

California State Auditor's Assessment of Annual Follow-Up Status: Will Not Implement


Annual Follow-Up Agency Response From September 2012

As indicated in the Court's July 20, 2011 response to recommendation 10, due to budget reductions Sacramento's Family Court Services (FCS) is no longer conducting custody evaluations making the need to update its accounting procedures unnecessary.

California State Auditor's Assessment of Annual Follow-Up Status: Will Not Implement


All Recommendations in 2009-109

Agency responses received after June 2013 are posted verbatim.


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