Report 2011-121 Recommendation 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 for Legislative Action

To ensure consistent assessment, collection, and allocation of domestic violence payments, the Legislature should consider how counties should calculate allowable administrative costs. Specifically, the Legislature should indicate whether counties should base their calculations on the balance of the special fund or deposits into that fund.

Description of Legislative Action

AB 139 (Chapter 144, Statutes of 2013), signed by the governor on August 26, 2013, provides that no more than 8 percent of the moneys deposited in the domestic violence programs special fund may be used for administrative costs.

California State Auditor's Assessment of 1-Year Status: Legislation Enacted

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