Report 2013-103 Recommendation 10 Responses

Report 2013-103: Armed Persons With Mental Illness: Insufficient Outreach From the Department of Justice and Poor Reporting From Superior Courts Limit the Identification of Armed Persons With Mental Illness (Release Date: October 2013)

Recommendation #10 To: Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara

Santa Clara Court should review its compliance with state law's firearm prohibition reporting requirements at each of the other courthouse locations within its court and make the necessary adjustments to courthouse policies and practices so that it fully complies with state law by March 31, 2014.

60-Day Agency Response

We have fully implemented procedures in Criminal effective August 2013 and Probate effective December 2013. The procedure will be emailed as it is too long to contain herein.

  • Completion Date: August 2013
  • Response Date: January 2014

California State Auditor's Assessment of 60-Day Status: Fully Implemented

Although we assessed the court's response to recommendation number 9 as only partially implemented, this was due to the court's new probate procedures and not due to its criminal procedures. Because the court's probate division is only located at a courthouse we visited during our audit, the only relevant procedures for other courthouse locations are the criminal procedures that meet the requirements in state law. For that reason, we consider this recommendation fully implemented.

All Recommendations in 2013-103

Agency responses received are posted verbatim.