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.
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.
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)
Agency responses received after June 2013 are posted verbatim.