Report 2013-103 Recommendation 6 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 #6 To: Superior Court of California, County of Los Angeles

Los Angeles 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.

6-Month Agency Response

On March 7, 2014, the court approved a revised court-wide Criminal Policy and Procedure entitled Firearm Prohibition Notice to Affected Person. This signed and approved policy was disseminated to all criminal locations and staff via e-mail on March 27, 2014. A copy is also posted on the court's Criminal intranet site for staff to refer to as well.

  • Completion Date: April 2014
  • Response Date: April 2014

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

The policy provides specific instructions for court locations to follow in order to report firearm prohibitions to the Department of Justice.

60-Day Agency Response

A directive was issued to all Criminal court locations within the Los Angeles County Superior Court on October 15, 2013 informing staff of the requirements when reporting firearm prohibition matters to the Department of Justice. A revision to the court's policy and procedure on Firearm Prohibition Orders is currently being worked on by the court's Criminal Litigation Committee. The draft version of the policy and procedure will be addressed at the Committee's next meeting on January 15, 2014. A final, signed and approved version of the policy and procedure will be in place before March 31, 2014.

  • Estimated Completion Date: March 31, 2014
  • Response Date: January 2014

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

All Recommendations in 2013-103

Agency responses received are posted verbatim.