Report 2019-116 Recommendation 9 Responses

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

Recommendation #9 To: San Joaquin County Probation Department

To determine the effectiveness of its use of JJCPA funds, San Joaquin should include in its year-end reports to Community Corrections descriptions or analyses of how its JJCPA-funded programs influenced its juvenile justice trends, as required by law.

6-Month Agency Response

On May 26, 2020, the Fiscal Year 2020-2021 Consolidated Annual Plan of the Juvenile Justice Crime Prevention Act and Youthful Offender Block Grant (JJCPA-YOBG) was submitted to the Board of State and Community Corrections (BSCC).

In addition to the Consolidated Annual Plan, the 2018-2019, Annual Juvenile Probation Evaluation Report, prepared by the San Joaquin Community Data Co-Op, was also submitted to the BSCC. This report consisted in the evaluation of the Probation Officers on Campus, Reconnect Day Reporting Center, and the Neighborhood Service Centers.

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

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

San Joaquin provided the same response to this recommendation as its 60-day response. Nonetheless, we reviewed the year-end reports San Joaquin submitted to Community Corrections in September 2020 and found they did not include descriptions or analyses of how the county's JJCPA-funded programs influenced its juvenile justice trends. Until it includes this information in its year-end reports, as required by law, we will continue to report this recommendation as not fully implemented.


60-Day Agency Response

On May 26, 2020, the Fiscal Year 2020-2021 Consolidated Annual Plan of the Juvenile Justice Crime Prevention Act and Youthful Offender Block Grant (JJCPA-YOBG) was submitted to the Board of State and Community Corrections (BSCC).

In addition to the Consolidated Annual Plan, the 2018-2019, Annual Juvenile Probation Evaluation Report, prepared by the San Joaquin Community Data Co-Op, was also submitted to the BSCC. This report consisted in the evaluation of the Probation Officers on Campus, Reconnect Day Reporting Center, and the Neighborhood Service Centers.

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

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

The probation department provided us with the fiscal year 2020-21 Consolidated Annual Plan and the 2018-19 evaluation report. However, we recommended that the county include in its year-end reports to Community Corrections descriptions or analyses of how its JJCPA-funded programs influenced its juvenile justice trends, as required by law. Because year-end reports are not due to Community Corrections until October 2020, we have assessed the status of this recommendation as pending.

  • Auditee did not address all aspects of the recommendation

All Recommendations in 2019-116

Agency responses received are posted verbatim.