October 25, 2014
Final Reports
San Mateo Courts - Civil Grand Jury

1999 Final Report: 1998 Response Summaries:
Human Services

1998 Recommendation Response by Agency Action by 1999 Grand Jury
Education of Abused and Neglected Children
Recommendation 32:

A counselor should be jointly funded to perform assessments and develop education plans, serve as liaison between Children's Receiving Home (CRH) and schools, and provide guidance to the children and CRH staff.
Human Services Agency will request funding for this position from the Board of Supervisors in 1999-2000 budget and work with County Office of Education to develop alternate funding models. See report on page 65.
Recommendation 33:
The Director of the San Mateo County Human Services Agency (HSA) and the San Mateo county Superintendent of Schools should, by June 1999, design analyses of services provided and evaluate results realized for children at CRH.
HSA will ensure analysis and evaluation of services to be completed by June 1999. Implementation will be delayed until the appointment of a counselor requested in Recommendation 32. No information provided by HSA to Grand Jury by November 30, 1999, although reports were requested.
Recommendation 34:
Director of HSA, the San Mateo County Superintendent of Schools, and local middle and high school representatives should meet quarterly to monitor and evaluate the results of efforts to address the education needs of abused and neglected children.
HSA understand County Superintendent of Schools will facilitate meetings. Grand Jury requested information whether quarterly meetings occurred but none was provided by HSA as of November 30, 1999.
Recommendation 35:
The Director of HSA and the San Mateo County Superintendent of Schools with a judge should meet to consider the efficacy of court-ordered school attendance for some or all children assigned to the CRH who do not attend school.
HSA and County Superintendent of Schools will facilitate this meeting before the end of Fiscal Year 1998-1999. Grand Jury requested status of issue but no information was received by November 30, 1999.
Recommendation 36:
The 1999 Grand Jury should monitor the responses to, and implementation of, the preceding recommendations.
HSA will provide regular reports to Grand Jury to ensure they are informed of progress in fulfilling recommendations. Grand Jury requested but did not receive reports from HSA.

 

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