Report 2014-125 Recommendation 8 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 #8 To: State Hospitals, Department of

To ensure that its evaluators, including those at Coalinga, have the necessary training to conduct evaluations effectively and consistently, State Hospitals should complete development of comprehensive training plans for all evaluators by June 2015. In addition, by September 2015 State Hospitals should provide training on the Static-99R and dynamic risk assessment instruments to all new evaluators and those who have not yet received such training.

6-Month Agency Response

DSH has in coordination with DSH-Coalinga completed and coordinated a comprehensive training plan on August 31, 2015. DSH-Headquarters and DSH-Coalinga have identified evaluators who have not received training on the Static 99R and a dynamic risk assessment tool. By close of September 2015, all identified evaluators will have been provided training on dynamic risk assessment and on the Static 99R.

  • Completion Date: September 2015
  • Response Date: September 2015

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


60-Day Agency Response

DSH will in coordination with DSH Coalinga complete and

coordinate a comprehensive training plan by June 2015. DSH Headquarters and DSH-Coalinga have identified evaluators who have not received training on the Static 99R and a dynamic risk assessment tool and will provide training on dynamic risk assessment in June of 2015 and on the Static 99R in September 2015.

  • Estimated Completion Date: September 30, 2015
  • Response Date: May 2015

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


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Agency responses received are posted verbatim.


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