Report 2009-109 Recommendation 18 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 #18 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 create a record retention policy to retain the applications and training records related to private mediators and evaluators on its panel list for as long as they remain on the list.

1-Year Agency Response

The Sacramento Family Court established a policy to maintain the private mediatorís or evaluatorís application, which includes training records, for as long as the private mediator or evaluator remains on the courtís panel list. (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.