Report 2011-121 Recommendation 14 Responses

Report 2011-121: Probationers' Domestic Violence Payments: Improved Processes for Managing and Distributing These Payments Could Increase Support for Local Shelters (Release Date: September 2012)

Recommendation #14 To: Santa Clara County

Los Angeles County, San Diego County, San Diego Court, and Santa Clara County should consult with the State Controller's Office to determine what action should be taken to correct the domestic violence funds that were misdirected in prior fiscal years.

Agency Response*

Santa Clara County indicated that its Department of Revenue has contacted the State Controller's Office for direction on the handling of this adjustment and the State Controller's Office instructed the Santa Clara County's Controller-Treasurer's Office to place this as a separate line item in its submission. Santa Clara County reported that it is in the process of making this adjustment and anticipates it will be reflected in its May 2013 submission.

  • Response Type†: 6-Month
  • Response Date: March 2013

California State Auditor's Assessment of Status: Fully Implemented

Subsequently, Santa Clara County provided the record of the adjustment made to the State Controller's Office.

Agency Response*

Santa Clara County indicated it has contacted the State Controller's Office and will correct the prior distributions once it completes its testing of necessary programming changes. (See 2013-406, p. 183)

  • Response Type†: 60-Day
  • Response Date: November 2012

California State Auditor's Assessment of Status: Partially Implemented

All Recommendations in 2011-121

†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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