Report 2015-115 Recommendation Responses

Report 2015-115: Dually Involved Youth: The State Cannot Determine the Effectiveness of Efforts to Serve Youth Who Are Involved in Both the Child Welfare and Juvenile Justice Systems (Release Date: February 2016)

Recommendation for Legislative Action

To ensure that county CWS and probation agencies are able to identify their populations of dually involved youth, the Legislature should require Social Services to issue guidance to the counties on how to use the statewide case management system to track joint assessment hearing information completely and consistently for these youth.

Description of Legislative Action

Assembly Bill 1911 (Chapter 637, Statutes of 2016), in part, requires the California Department of Social Services, on or before January 1, 2019, to implement a function within the applicable case management system that will enable county child welfare agencies and county probation departments to identify youth involved in both the child welfare system and the juvenile justice system who are within their counties, and to issue instruction to all counties on the manner in which to completely and consistently track the involvement of these youth in both the child welfare system and the juvenile justice system.

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

All Recommendations in 2015-115