Report 2013-103 Recommendation 21 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 #21 To: Justice, Department of

To maximize Justice's ability to identify armed prohibited persons, Justice should pursue a cost-effective method of reviewing alias information in the DMV database.

1-Year Agency Response

The Department is pursuing system enhancements to the APPS database to incorporate the inclusion and review of DMV alias name data into the APPS electronic review process. A request for the system enhancements was submitted to the Department's Hawkins Data Center (HDC) on November 4, 2013. The information technology team assigned to complete these enhancements is also responsible for maintaining several firearms-related data base systems, as well as developing and implementing system enhancements required as a result of chaptered legislation. Since legislatively mandated system enhancements take precedence over other projects, it is hard to determine when HDC will initiate our requested APPS enhancements. However, once the enhancements are initiated, they will take approximately six months to complete. In the interim, the Department has implemented a manual procedure to maximize the analysts' ability to identify armed prohibited persons by conducting background checks on Alias names.

  • Completion Date: October 2014
  • Response Date: October 2014

California State Auditor's Assessment of 1-Year Status: Fully Implemented


6-Month Agency Response

The Department is pursuing system enhancements to the APPS database as needed to incorporate the inclusion and review of DMV alias name data into the APPS electronic review process. A request to the Departments Hawkins Data Center (HDC) was submitted on November 4, 2013, requesting the needed system enhancements. The information technology team assigned to complete these enhancements is also responsible maintaining several firearms-related data systems as well as developing and implementing system enhancements needed to implement recently passed legislation which required priority implementation. HDC estimates it can begin work on the needed system enhancements in September 2014, and will take approximately six months to complete.

  • Estimated Completion Date: February 2015
  • Response Date: April 2014

California State Auditor's Assessment of 6-Month Status: Partially Implemented


60-Day Agency Response

The Department is pursuing system enhancements to the APPS database as needed to incorporate the inclusion and review of DMV alias name data into the APPS electronic review process. AC Buford submitted a management change request to the Department's Hawkins Data Center (HDC) on November 4, 2013, requesting the needed system enhancement. HDC estimates it can begin work on the needed system enhancements in September 2014.

  • Estimated Completion Date: October 2014
  • Response Date: December 2013

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


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