Report 2015-115 Recommendation 22 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 #22 To: Santa Clara County

To identify their population of dually involved youth, Santa Clara County's CWS and probation agencies should provide guidance or training to staff on recording joint assessment hearing information consistently within the designated system.

Agency Response*

Santa Clara County has declined to provide its 60-day response, 6-month response, and 1-year response to its dual status audit recommendations.

  • Response Type†: 1-Year
  • Estimated Completion Date:
  • Response Date: May 2017

California State Auditor's Assessment of Status: Will Not Implement

Despite our efforts to work with Santa Clara County, it has declined to provide any responses to the audit's recommendations.

We stand by our recommendation that Santa Clara County's CWS and probation agencies should provide guidance or training to staff on recording joint assessment hearing information consistently within the designated system. By providing guidance or training to staff on recording joint assessment hearing information consistently within the designated system, the county could better ensure the correct categorization of its dually involved youth.


Agency Response*

Santa Clara County did not provide a 6-month response; however, we look forward to Santa Clara County's 1-year response due on February 25, 2017.

  • Response Type†: 6-Month
  • Estimated Completion Date: Unknown
  • Response Date: November 2016

California State Auditor's Assessment of Status: No Action Taken

Santa Clara County did not provide a 6-month response; however, we look forward to Santa Clara County's 1-year response due on February 25, 2017.


Agency Response*

Santa Clara County requested a 30-day extension for its 60-day response, but it did not provide a response.

  • Response Type†: 60-Day
  • Estimated Completion Date: Unknown
  • Response Date: June 2016

California State Auditor's Assessment of Status: No Action Taken

We look forward to Santa Clara County's 6-month response due on August 25, 2016.


All Recommendations in 2015-115

†Response Type refers to the interval in which the auditee is providing the State Auditor with their status in implementing recommendations made in an audit report. Auditees must submit a response regarding their progress in implementing recommendations from our reports at three intervals from the release of the report: 60 days, six months, and one year or subsequent to one year.

*Agency responses received after June 2013 are posted verbatim.


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