Report 2015-504 Recommendation 2 Responses

Report 2015-504: Follow-Up—California Department of Justice: Delays in Fully Implementing Recommendations Prevent It From Accurately and Promptly Identifying All Armed Persons With Mental Illness, Resulting in Continued Risk to Public Safety (Release Date: July 2015)

Recommendation #2 To: Justice, Department of

To ensure that it accurately identifies all prohibited persons, Justice should implement its plan to develop a checklist by July 2015 and desk procedures by September 2015 to aid its analysts in making correct prohibition determinations.

Agency Response*

The Department developed a quick reference checklist and distributed to staff for immediate implementation on July 29, 2015. The detailed desk procedures of each complex step-by-step process were completed and distributed to staff for implementation on September 30, 2015.

  • Response Type†: 6-Month
  • Completion Date: September 2015
  • Response Date: January 2016

California State Auditor's Assessment of Status: Fully Implemented


Agency Response*

The Department developed a quick reference checklist and distributed to staff for immediate implementation on July 29, 2015. The detailed desk procedures of each complex step-by-step process are in progress and on track for distribution by September 30, 2015. The quick reference checklist will be provided for reference.

In addition, the Department provided a 4-hour Armed Prohibited Persons System (APPS) refresher training in August 2015 to all analysts in the unit. Refresher training will be provided on an annual basis.

  • Response Type†: 60-Day
  • Estimated Completion Date: September 30, 2015
  • Response Date: September 2015

California State Auditor's Assessment of Status: Partially Implemented


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†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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