Report 2016-131 Recommendation 16 Responses

Report 2016-131: California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation: It Must Increase Its Efforts to Prevent and Respond to Inmate Suicides (Release Date: August 2017)

Recommendation #16 To: Corrections and Rehabilitation, Department of

To ensure that prisons comply with its policies related to suicide prevention and response, Corrections should continue to develop its audit process and implement it at all prisons by February 2018. The process should include, but not be limited to, audits of the quality of prisons' risk evaluations and treatment plans.

1-Year Agency Response

The Quality Management program worked with the Office of the Special Master in refining the CQIT and associated reports. The Chart Audit Tool, which evaluates SRASHE and treatment plans, is in use and will continue to be utilized.

Per direction from the Office of the Special Master, CDCR will implement CQIT in 10 institutions beginning July 2018. The CQIT Audit of California State Prison, Los Angeles County was completed the week of July 16, 2018. Audits of the remaining nine institutions will be completed through October 2018.

  • Estimated Completion Date: November 2018
  • Response Date: August 2018

California State Auditor's Assessment of 1-Year Status: Pending


6-Month Agency Response

The Quality Management program continues to work with the Office of the Special Master in refining the CQIT and associated reports. The Chart Audit Tool, which evaluates SRASHE and treatment plans, is in use and will continue to be utilized.

Per direction from the Office of the Special Master, CDCR will implement CQIT in 10 institutions beginning March 2018.

  • Estimated Completion Date: August 2018
  • Response Date: February 2018

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


60-Day Agency Response

The Quality Management program continues to work with the Office of the Special Master in refining the CQIT and associated reports. The Chart Audit Tool, which evaluates SRASHE and treatment plans, is in use and will continue to be utilized.

  • Estimated Completion Date: To Be Determined
  • Response Date: October 2017

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


All Recommendations in 2016-131

Agency responses received are posted verbatim.