Report 2011-121 Recommendation 18 Responses

Report 2011-121: Probationers' Domestic Violence Payments: Improved Processes for Managing and Distributing These Payments Could Increase Support for Local Shelters (Release Date: September 2012)

Recommendation #18 To: Santa Clara County

Los Angeles County, San Diego County, San Diego Court, and Santa Clara County should improve protocols for reviewing statutes that affect collection and distribution practices so that future changes can be acted upon.

6-Month Agency Response

Santa Clara County reported that on February 22, 2013, the first meeting was held for its Legislative Committee. It indicated that in the future there may be other attendees. This committee will meet quarterly after the Domestic Violence Coordinating Committee.

  • Response Date: March 2013

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

60-Day Agency Response

Santa Clara County explained that it, together with the Santa Clara Superior Court, has formed a Legislation Review Committee. The members of the committee are to monitor new legislation and discuss changes to departmental procedures. Santa Clara County stated this will include information on the change of the amount collected from $400 to $500 effective January 1, 2013, due to the recent passage of Assembly Bill 2094 by the Legislature. (See 2013-406, p. 184)

  • Response Date: November 2012

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

All Recommendations in 2011-121

Agency responses received after June 2013 are posted verbatim.