Report 2019-116 Recommendation 13 Responses

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

Recommendation #13 To: San Joaquin County Probation Department

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

6-Month Agency Response

On June 11, 2020, the San Joaquin Community Data Co-Op provided the Probation Department with three separate Scope of Services to evaluate the Family Focused Intervention Team, the Positive Youth Justice Initiative (PYJI)-Community Based Organizations (Fathers and Families, Community Partnership for Families and Sow a Seed), and the Transitional Aged Youth Unit. The San Joaquin Community Data Co-Op will include the outcomes of these programs in next year's JJCPA-YOBG Annual Plan to the BSCC.

  • Estimated Completion Date: May 2021
  • Response Date: November 2020

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

The scope of services document San Joaquin provided us describes the work and tasks that the San Joaquin Community Data Co-Op plans to perform for the county. However, the documents do not indicate whether San Joaquin has begun collecting data on all participants in each JJCPA program and for each service it provides. According to its chief probation officer, the county will be able to demonstrate it implemented this recommendation once the San Joaquin Community Data Co-Op collects the data on all participants, as we recommended.


60-Day Agency Response

On June 11, 2020, the San Joaquin Community Data Co-Op provided the Probation Department with three separate Scope of Services to evaluate the Family Focused Intervention Team, the Positive Youth Justice Initiative (PYJI)-Community Based Organizations (Fathers and Families, Community Partnership for Families and Sow a Seed), and the Transitional Aged Youth Unit. The San Joaquin Community Data Co-Op will include the outcomes of these programs in next year's JJCPA-YOBG Annual Plan to the BSCC.

  • Estimated Completion Date: May 2021
  • 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.