Report 2011-101.2 Recommendation 6 Responses

Report 2011-101.2: Los Angeles County Department of Children and Family Services: Management Instability Hampered Efforts to Better Protect Children (Release Date: March 2012)

Recommendation #6 To: Los Angeles County Department of Children and Family Services

To ensure that social workers have as much relevant information as possible when placing children and licensing homes, the department should report requisite allegations of abuse or neglect to the Department of Justice and the Department of Social Services' licensing division.

6-Month Agency Response

The department implemented a process that will make it easier to submit the requisite reports to the Department of Justice. Instead of faxing reports, the department's employees can now click on an icon that will transmit the report electronically. Additionally, the department reminded staff regarding their responsibility for submitting these reports. (See 2013-406, p. 125)

  • Response Date: September 2012

California State Auditor's Assessment of 6-Month Status: Fully Implemented

All Recommendations in 2011-101.2

Agency responses received after June 2013 are posted verbatim.