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.
1-Year Agency Response
The BSCC is currently reviewing all county 2021-2022 annual plans and will review expenditures in October 2021. The annual plans will be posted on the BSCC's website after staff review. The BSCC has developed an online submission dashboard for counties to report their plans. The BSCC has provided technical assistance to counties. With existing resources, the BSCC will continue to conduct an analysis of the annual plans and expenditure reports. The BSCC is currently evaluating what additional information to include as part of the summary information on the BSCC's website.
- Estimated Completion Date: May 2022
- Response Date: May 2021
California State Auditor's Assessment of 1-Year Status: Pending
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
Agency responses received are posted verbatim.