Report 2011-121 Recommendation 17 Responses

Report 2011-121: Probationers' Domestic Violence Payments: Improved Processes for Managing and Distributing These Payments Could Increase Support for Local Shelters (Release Date: September 2012)

Recommendation #17 To: Superior Court of California, County of San Diego

Los Angeles County, San Diego County, San Diego Court, and Santa Clara County should improve protocols for reviewing statutes that affect collection and distribution practices so that future changes can be acted upon.

6-Month Agency Response

San Diego Superior Court indicated that a standing item related to legislative updates is now included as part of the regular agenda for its monthly Accounting Committee meeting. San Diego Superior Court reported that this committee is responsible for identifying issues and implementing court-wide solutions involving court accounting, fiscal processes and systems, and the court's contracted collections agency.

California State Auditor's Assessment of 6-Month Status: Fully Implemented

60-Day Agency Response

According to San Diego Court, its accounting staff will continue to work with the court legislative analyst and Administrative Office of the Courts' staff to keep abreast of legislative changes impacting revenue distributions. San Diego Court anticipates that legislative updates can be added as an agenda item on future Accounting Committee meetings. (See 2013-406, p. 183)

California State Auditor's Assessment of 60-Day Status: Partially Implemented

All Recommendations in 2011-121

Agency responses received after June 2013 are posted verbatim.