Report 2009-109 Recommendation 44 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 #44 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 develop a written policy for reviewing periodically the hourly rate it charges parties for California Family Code 3111 evaluations.

Agency Response*

The Sacramento Superior Court developed a written policy for reviewing periodically the hourly rate it charges parties for Family Code Section 3111 evaluations. However, the Sacramento Superior Court reported to us that effective July 2011 FCS will no longer conduct Family Code Section 3111 evaluations. The court cited budget reductions as its reason for discontinuing this service. (See 2013-406, p. 161)

  • Response Type†: 1-Year
  • Response Date: December 2012

California State Auditor's Assessment of Status: Fully Implemented


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†Response Type refers to the interval in which the auditee is providing the State Auditor with their status in implementing recommendations made in an audit report. Auditees must submit a response regarding their progress in implementing recommendations from our reports at three intervals from the release of the report: 60 days, six months, and one year or subsequent to one year.

*Agency responses received after June 2013 are posted verbatim.


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