Report 2011-121 Recommendation 2 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 #2 To: Superior Court of California, County of San Diego

To ensure that it is accurately setting up accounts and to ensure that probationers are not paying more fines and fees than are applicable, San Diego Court should include on the orders issued at sentencing the breakdown of all fines and fees owed.

6-Month Agency Response

San Diego Superior Court reported that the bench approved changes to the Misdemeanor Change of Plea Form, to include each fee that makes up the total domestic violence penalty. The San Diego Superior Court anticipates that the form will be printed and available for use no later than April 1, 2013.

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

60-Day Agency Response

According to San Diego Court, staff are working to amend its change-of-plea form to list each fee and fine and to include a space for the amount of each. The court expects to have the changes approved and implemented by January 2013. (See 2013-406, p. 181)

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

All Recommendations in 2011-121

Agency responses received after June 2013 are posted verbatim.