Report 2011-129 Recommendation 5 Responses

Report 2011-129: Juvenile Justice Realignment: Limited Information Prevents a Meaningful Assessment of Realignment's Effectiveness (Release Date: September 2012)

Recommendation #5 To: State and Community Corrections, Board of

To maximize the usefulness of the information it makes available to stakeholders and to increase accountability, the board should consider verifying the counties' data by conducting regular site visits on a rotating basis or by employing other procedures to verify data that counties submit.

Agency Response*

The BSCC relies on counties to use their own quality assurance measures to ensure that reported data is correct and the BSCC posts all public information to its website. The Board does not have the resources to independently verify these data.

  • Response Type†: Annual Follow Up
  • Response Date: October 2016

California State Auditor's Assessment of Status: Will Not Implement


Agency Response*

The BSCC relies on counties to use their own quality assurance measures to ensure that reported data are correct and the BSCC posts all public information to its website.

  • Response Type†: Annual Follow Up
  • Response Date: October 2015

California State Auditor's Assessment of Status: Will Not Implement


Agency Response*

As noted previously, the JJDWG will begin meeting October 9, 2014. We are eager to receive the recommendations out of this group and will be reconsidering the State Auditor's above concern in light of those recommendations.

  • Response Type†: Annual Follow Up
  • Estimated Completion Date: unknown
  • Response Date: October 2014

California State Auditor's Assessment of Status: Not Fully Implemented


Agency Response*

Please refer to our one-year response.

  • Response Type†: Annual Follow Up
  • Estimated Completion Date: Unknown
  • Response Date: October 2013

California State Auditor's Assessment of Status: Not Fully Implemented

Please refer to the one-year response assessment.


Agency Response*

As noted in our response to recommendation 1, the JJSC began meeting in April. We anticipate its work will inform our consideration of procedures to verify data that counties submit.

  • Response Type†: 1-Year
  • Estimated Completion Date: unknown
  • Response Date: September 2013

California State Auditor's Assessment of Status: No Action Taken


Agency Response*

The BSCC indicated that the JJSC will review and revise the data collection and reporting requirements for YOBG. The work of the JJSC will subsequently inform the BSCC's consideration of procedures to verify the data that counties submit.

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

California State Auditor's Assessment of Status: Pending

The BSCC stated that it would provide documentation relating to the JJSC, including whether the JJSC has begun to revise reporting requirements with its 1-year response.


Agency Response*

The board indicated that it is exploring options to increase the staff resources available to administer the program; however, the board did not address whether it has explored options to verify counties' data that would not require an increase in staff resources. (See 2013-406, p. 231)

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

California State Auditor's Assessment of Status: No Action Taken


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†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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