Report 2008-113 Recommendations and Responses in 2015-041

Report 2008-113: Victim Compensation and Government Claims Board: It Has Begun Improving the Victim Compensation Program, but More Remains to Be Done

Department Number of Years Reported As Not Fully Implemented Total Recommendations to Department Not Implemented After One Year Not Implemented as of 2014-041 Response Not Implemented as of Most Recent Response
Victim Compensation and Government Claims Board 6 25 7 1 1

Recommendation To: Victim Compensation and Government Claims Board, California

To ensure that it maximizes its use of CaRES, the board should address the structural and operational flaws that prevent identification of erroneous information and implement edit checks and other system controls sufficient to identify errors.


To better ensure a successful implementation, the Board leveraged services from the California Department of Technology and in partnership conducted a complete assessment of the CaRES Modification Project in early Spring 2015. As a result, a more defined go-forward approach was developed to adequately incorporate system and user acceptance testing, training, as well as project management best practices, disciplines and documentation as applicable. The go-forward approach is scaled to meet the needs of the department and the current state of the project, while ensuring compliance with new legislative mandates, control agency IT project requirements, and mitigating risks for the State. The estimated completion for system implementation is Fall 2016.

Current Status of Recommendations

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