Report 2015-115 Recommendation Responses
Report 2015-115: Dually Involved Youth: The State Cannot Determine the Effectiveness of Efforts to Serve Youth Who Are Involved in Both the Child Welfare and Juvenile Justice Systems (Release Date: February 2016)
Recommendation for Legislative Action
To ensure that county CWS and probation agencies are able to identify their populations of dually involved youth, the Legislature should require Social Services to implement a function within the statewide case management system that will enable county CWS and probation agencies to identify dually involved youth.
Description of Legislative Action
Assembly Bill 1911 (Chapter 637, Statutes of 2016), in part, requires the State Department of Social Services, on or before January 1, 2019, to implement a function within the applicable case management system that will enable county child welfare agencies and county probation departments to identify youth involved in both the child welfare system and the juvenile justice system who are within their counties, and to issue instruction to all counties on the manner in which to completely and consistently track the involvement of these youth in both the child welfare system and the juvenile justice system.
- Legislative Action Current As-of: November 2016