Report 2013-103 Recommendation 7 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 #7 To: Superior Court of California, County of San Bernardino
To ensure that it reports all required prohibited persons to Justice, San Bernardino Court should implement its new procedures for both its criminal and its probate divisions at the central courthouse by December 31, 2013, so that it reports all types of court determinations state law requires.
60-Day Agency Response
In response to recommendation #7: The court implemented revised reporting procedures for the mental incompetency cases, criminal and probate cases. These include PC1026, PC1370, PC1372 and Mentally Disordered Offender cases. These changes ensure full reporting consistent with statutory requirements. The procedures have been communicated to staff in the San Bernardino Criminal Division and all criminal divisions court- wide. Follow-up training was provided by supervisors at each location. This was completed by December 31, 2013.
The court implemented procedures for the Probate Division with regard to the 180 day post certification hearings. We implemented procedures to ensure required reporting for any 180 day post certification hearings and these procedures have been communicated to staff in the Probate and Guardianship Division. This was completed by December 31, 2013.
The court implemented revised procedures to include the 5350 conservatorship early termination in our reporting. The 5350 conservatorship early termination are being reported as required. The procedures have been communicated to staff in the Probate and Guardianship Division and follow-up training has been provided by supervisors in those units. This was completed by December 31, 2013. Attached are a copy of the revised procedures.
- Completion Date: December 2013
- Response Date: January 2014
California State Auditor's Assessment of 60-Day Status: Fully Implemented
Agency responses received are posted verbatim.