Report 2011-101.1 Recommendation 12 Responses

Report 2011-101.1: Child Welfare Services: California Can and Must Provide Better Protection and Support for Abused and Neglected Children (Release Date: October 2011)

Recommendation #12 To: Social Services, Department of

Social Services should begin to conduct regular address comparisons using Justice’s sex offender registry and its Licensing Information System and Child Welfare Services/Case Management System (CWS/CMS). If Social Services believes it needs additional resources to do so, it should justify and seek the appropriate level of funding. If efforts to obtain additional resources fail, Social Services should assign this high-priority task to existing staff.

Agency Response*

Social Services began its first address comparison in late December 2011 using its databases and Justice’s sex offender registry. Social Services has continued to refine this process and has performed these address comparisons on a regular basis. Social Services added that it continues to assess its resource needs. (See 2013-406, p. 116)

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

California State Auditor's Assessment of Status: Fully Implemented

All Recommendations in 2011-101.1

†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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