Report 2019-116 Recommendation 11 Responses

Report 2019-116: Juvenile Justice Crime Prevention Act: Weak Oversight Has Hindered Its Meaningful Implementation (Release Date: May 2020)

Recommendation #11 To: Los Angeles County Probation Department

To adequately assess the effectiveness of its programs at reducing juvenile crime and delinquency, Los Angeles should collect data on all participants in each JJCPA program and for each service it provides.

6-Month Agency Response

As a follow-up to our 60-Day response, the County of Los Angeles has available data for JJCPA (Base) funded programs for Fiscal Year (FY) 2019-2020. Additionally, the JJCPA Evaluator is working with the County to evaluate identified programs during FY 2020-2021, with a plan to continue this process through the next several FYs.

  • Completion Date: October 2020
  • Response Date: November 2020

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

As referenced in its response, Los Angeles has contracted with an evaluator to, among other objectives, advise the county about data collection. Consequently, our assessment of the county's implementation of this recommendation is pending the evaluator's report on data collection and Los Angeles's ability to demonstrate that it is collecting data on all participants in each JJCPA program and for each service it provides.

  • Auditee did not substantiate its claim of full implementation
  • Auditee did not address all aspects of the recommendation

60-Day Agency Response

The County of Los Angeles is in the process of finalizing data collection on JJCPA program participants for Fiscal Year 2019-2020 (July 1, 2019 - June 30, 2020); this process is targeted to be completed by October 2020 and updated information will be provided in the 6-month audit response due on November 12, 2020.

  • Estimated Completion Date: October 2020
  • Response Date: July 2020

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


All Recommendations in 2019-116

Agency responses received are posted verbatim.