Report 2009-109 Recommendation 26 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 #26 To: Superior Court of California, County of Marin

To ensure that the FCS mediators are qualified, the Marin superior and family courts should verify the initial training of those FCS mediators hired who have worked at other superior courts.

1-Year Agency Response

The Marin superior and family courts adopted a policy requiring its newly hired FCS mediators who have worked at other superior courts to submit to it copies of their certificates of training for retention in their official personnel files. If the mediator is unable to produce these records, the court will attempt to obtain the records from the FCS mediatorís former court employer. If the records are unavailable, the court will require the FCS mediator to prepare a sworn statement that he or she has met these requirements in another court. (See 2013-406, p. 157)

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.