Report 2009-109 Recommendation 17 Responses

Report 2009-109: Sacramento and Marin Superior Courts: Both Courts Need to Ensure That Family Court Appointees Have Necessary Qualifications, Improve Administrative Policies and Procedures, and Comply With Laws and Rules (Release Date: January 2011)

Recommendation #17 To: Superior Court of California, County of Sacramento

To verify that its private mediator and evaluator panel members meet the minimum qualifications and training requirements before appointment, the Sacramento family court should ensure that if it continues to rely on the evaluators’ licensure to satisfy the training requirements, the training courses that evaluators on its current panel list take are approved by the AOC or that the evaluators seek individual approvals from the AOC to take the courses.

1-Year Agency Response

The Sacramento Family Court notified private evaluator panel members via an email dated March 18, 2011, that they must attend training approved by the AOC or seek individual approval of required courses. (See 2013-406, p. 155)

California State Auditor's Assessment of 1-Year Status: Fully Implemented

All Recommendations in 2009-109

Agency responses received after June 2013 are posted verbatim.