Report 2014-125 Recommendation 9 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 #9 To: State Hospitals, Department of

To ensure that all its evaluators are aware of changes in forensic evaluations, State Hospitals should provide annual training on updates to risk assessment instruments.

6-Month Agency Response

DSH provides annual training on updates to risk assessment instruments. Annual training on updates is included in the comprehensive plan and in coordination with the above comprehensive training plan.

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

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

State Hospitals training plan lists upcoming training for staff on updates to risk assessment scheduled for April and June 2016.


60-Day Agency Response

DSH will provide annual training on updates to risk assessment instruments to its evaluators beginning Spring of 2016.

  • Estimated Completion Date: March 31, 2016
  • 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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