Report 2019-116 Recommendation 21 Responses

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

Recommendation #21 To: State and Community Corrections, Board of

To better promote effective local efforts related to the JJCPA, Community Corrections should include on its website the capability for stakeholders, counties, and other interested parties to review and easily compare the JJCPA information of multiple counties. Specifically, its website should allow users to be able to select a specific type of JJCPA-funded program and easily review information the counties submitted for all programs associated with that program type. Community Corrections should determine the cost of providing this additional service and, if necessary, request additional resources.

6-Month Agency Response

Within existing resources, the BSCC will conduct additional analysis as part of the next report to the Legislature (due March 2021) on what counties report about the programs they fund with YOBG-JJCPA funds.

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

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

60-Day Agency Response

As an initial improvement, the BSCC has updated the website to provide easier access to JJCPA plans in a consolidated location. At this time, we are still in the process of determining the cost of this additional work on an ongoing basis.

  • Completion Date: June 2020
  • Response Date: June 2020

California State Auditor's Assessment of 60-Day Status: No Action Taken

Although Community Corrections indicates that it updated its website to provide easier access to consolidated plans, we found it provides information about JJCPA on its website in the same manner as it did during our audit. Specifically, we found Community Corrections continues to post on its website the individual reports that counties submit, but does not synthesize the information in those reports in a manner that is helpful to users. Thus, we determined that Community Corrections has not taken action to implement our recommendation.

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

All Recommendations in 2019-116

Agency responses received are posted verbatim.