Report 2016-131 Recommendation 18 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 #18 To: Corrections and Rehabilitation, Department of

To ensure that suicide prevention teams meet quorum requirements, Corrections should, starting January 2018, work with prisons that consistently fail to achieve a quorum to resolve issues that may be preventing the teams from having all required members present at meetings.

1-Year Agency Response

This item refers to SPRFIT. SPRFIT enhancements address membership and quorum issues. SPRFIT audit and coding will also be updated. Corrective action plans will be developed for institutions who consistently do not establish quorums.

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

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

Corrections stated that it is developing an audit tool to verify that suicide prevention teams are meeting quorum and that Corrections will require a corrective action plan for teams that do not meet quorum for two consecutive meetings.

  • Auditee did not address all aspects of the recommendation

6-Month Agency Response

This item refers to SPRFIT. SPRFIT enhancements address membership and quorum issues. SPRFIT audit and coding will also be updated. CAPS will be developed for institutions who consistently do not establish quorums.

A copy of revised SPRFIT requirements memorandum will be provided.

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

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


60-Day Agency Response

This item refers to SPRFIT. SPRFIT enhancements address membership and quorum issues. Those should be issued by November 2017. SPRFIT audit and coding will also be updated.

A copy of revised SPRFIT requirements memorandum will be provided once complete.

  • Estimated Completion Date: January 2018
  • 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.