Report 2016-131 Recommendation 19 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 #19 To: Corrections and Rehabilitation, Department of

To eliminate confusion regarding suicide prevention team meeting attendance, Corrections should immediately update its program guide to clarify who is required to attend suicide prevention team meetings, which attendees may send designees, and the extent to which staff may fill multiple roles when meeting quorum requirements.

6-Month Agency Response

This item refers to SPRFIT. SPRFIT enhancements address membership and quorum issues.

See revised SPRFIT requirements memorandum.

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

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

Corrections updated its policy regarding membership on suicide prevention teams. The policy discusses the staff that must attend, who may designate others to attend, and who may play multiple roles for the purposes of determining whether the meeting has achieved a quorum.


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 the 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.