Report 2016-131 Recommendation 4 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 #4 To: Corrections and Rehabilitation, Department of

To improve the quality of its risk evaluations, by December 2017 Corrections should develop and incorporate into its electronic risk evaluation form prompts to aid mental health staff in completing adequate risk evaluations that meet all audit criteria.

6-Month Agency Response

The Statewide Mental Health Program (SMHP), in conjunction with selected SPRFIT coordinators, developed wording that was included in various sections of the SRASHEs. However, small modifications to that language are being made based on feedback from additional mental health staff in the institutions.

A copy of the SRASHE (screenshot) will be provided once complete.

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

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


60-Day Agency Response

The Statewide Mental Health Program (SMHP) is developing wording to be included in the various sections of the SRASHEs. Selected SPRFIT coordinators will be asked to review the proposed language changes. These changes will be incorporated by December 2017.

A copy of the SRASHE (screen shot) will be provided once complete.

  • Estimated Completion Date: December 2017
  • 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.