Report 2011-121 Recommendation 4 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 #4 To: Santa Clara County

Santa Clara County should implement a process to distribute funds regularly to domestic violence shelters.

6-Month Agency Response

As it reported during the 60 day review, Santa Clara County indicated that a permanent formula has been created. Further, it reported that since July 1, 2012 (the beginning of the current fiscal year) the funds from Trust Fund 0378 have been distributed on a quarterly basis to the qualified domestic violence shelter agencies.

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

60-Day Agency Response

Santa Clara County developed a process for annually distributing funds to domestic violence shelters, which includes an annual Request for Statements of Qualifications to certify any domestic violence shelter providers to receive funding for the next fiscal year. According to Santa Clara County, the fund distribution will be based on a formula that has been developed by the county with input from the shelter providers. Santa Clara County indicated that it will begin using this process for funds distributed during fiscal year 201314. (See 2013-406, p. 181)

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.