Report 2014-125 Recommendation 15 Responses
Report 2014-125: California Department of State Hospitals: It Could Increase the Consistency of Its Evaluations of Sex Offenders by Improving Its Assessment Protocol and Training (Release Date: March 2015)
Recommendation #15 To: State Hospitals, Department of
To reduce its backlog of annual evaluations at Coalinga and reduce the number of days these evaluations are overdue, State Hospitals should immediately determine the extent to which its evaluators who work at headquarters can provide assistance to Coalinga. To ensure that it does not develop a similar backlog in the future, State Hospitals should continue its efforts to hire evaluators sufficient to meet its workload.
6-Month Agency Response
DSH-Headquarters identified two (2) evaluators on May 1, 2015 to be temporarily assigned to assist DSH-Coalinga. Additionally, DSH-Coalinga is hiring seven (7) additional Consulting Psychologists and continues to explore options to hire contract evaluators to assist with the backlog as needed. DSH-Headquarters will continue to monitor its evaluator workload and provide assistance to DSH-Coalinga.
- Completion Date: September 2015
- Response Date: September 2015
California State Auditor's Assessment of 6-Month Status: Fully Implemented
60-Day Agency Response
DSH-Coalinga continues its efforts to hire evaluators. While DSH-
Coalinga continues to explore options to hire contract evaluators to assist with the backlog; designated DSH-Headquarters evaluators will be made available to assist DSH-Coalinga. DSH-Headquarters has identified two (2) evaluators that have been temporarily assigned to assist DSH-Coalinga with the backlog. DSH-Headquarters will continue to monitor its evaluator workload and provide assistance to DSH-Coalinga.
- Estimated Completion Date: October 1, 2015
- Response Date: May 2015
California State Auditor's Assessment of 60-Day Status: Pending
Agency responses received are posted verbatim.