Report 2011-129 Recommendation 10 Responses
Report 2011-129: Juvenile Justice Realignment: Limited Information Prevents a Meaningful Assessment of Realignment's Effectiveness (Release Date: September 2012)
Recommendation #10 To: Corrections and Rehabilitation, Department of
To increase the amount of information related to realignment and to allow stakeholders to identify the population of juvenile offenders sent directly to adult prison, Corrections should obtain complete offense dates from the courts, if possible.
6-Month Agency Response
Corrections' policies and procedures that require staff to request documents from the courts of complete offense dates are not listed. In addition, Corrections distributed guidance to staff to enter complete offense dates in its database when the information is received.
- Response Date: March 2013
California State Auditor's Assessment of 6-Month Status: Fully Implemented
60-Day Agency Response
Although Corrections provided policies and procedures that require staff to request offense dates from the courts, none of them were created recently. Corrections' current policies are not adequate because the issue we identified occurred after Corrections' policies were already in place. Thus, Corrections needs to take additional steps, such as updating its policy manual or issuing a memo to staff, to ensure that it receives complete offense dates from the courts. (See 2013-406, p. 232)
- Response Date: November 2012
California State Auditor's Assessment of 60-Day Status: No Action Taken
Agency responses received after June 2013 are posted verbatim.