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.

1-Year 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 Date: November 2012

California State Auditor's Assessment of 1-Year Status: Fully Implemented

All Recommendations in 2011-101.1

Agency responses received after June 2013 are posted verbatim.