Report 2009-109 Recommendation 9 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 #9 To: Superior Court of California, County of Sacramento

To make certain that the FCS evaluators are qualified, the Sacramento family court should develop a policy to retain training completion records for at least as long as an FCS evaluator is a court employee.

1-Year Agency Response

The Sacramento Superior Court established a record retention policy to retain all training records for a total of five years after an FCS evaluator separates from the court. However, the Sacramento Superior Court reported to us that effective July 2011 FCS will no longer conduct Family Code Section 3111 evaluations. The court cited budget reductions as its reason for discontinuing this service. (See 2013-406, p. 153)

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.