Report 2019-116 Recommendation 4 Responses

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

Recommendation #4 To: Mendocino County Probation Department

To ensure that its Coordinating Council meets statutory requirements and is transparent to stakeholders, Mendocino should reinstate its Coordinating Council and develop and implement bylaws for its Coordinating Council.

60-Day Agency Response

Mendocino County has reinstated its Juvenile Justice Coordinating Council (JJCC) effective March 27, 2020. The JJCC met via audio conference due to the restrictions of COVID-19. At this meeting the JJCC reviewed and approved the following items: JJCC Bylaws, Annual Budget, and Updated Comprehensive Multi-Agency Juvenile Justice Plan (CMJJP). The JJCC unanimously approved these items to be presented to the Mendocino County Board of Supervisors to accept and/or approve the individual items. On June 23, 2020, these items were approved by the Board, including the adoption of the JJCC Bylaws. A copy of the approved bylaws is attached. Implementation was completed by Izen Locatelli, Chief Probation Office, as the Chair of the JJCC.

  • Completion Date: March 2020
  • Response Date: July 2020

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

All Recommendations in 2019-116

Agency responses received are posted verbatim.