State Auditor Elaine Howle presents findings to the Joint Legislative Audit Committee at the California state Capitol in 2011. A decision by the California Department of Justice to stop providing social services sentencing and conviction information considered valuable in determining whether people with criminal histories can work in licensed facilities could be putting children, adults and elderly clients at risk, according to a state audit released Tuesday.
State Auditor Elaine Howle presents findings to the Joint Legislative Audit Committee at the California state Capitol in 2011. A decision by the California Department of Justice to stop providing social services sentencing and conviction information considered valuable in determining whether people with criminal histories can work in licensed facilities could be putting children, adults and elderly clients at risk, according to a state audit released Tuesday. Autumn Payne Sacramento Bee file
State Auditor Elaine Howle presents findings to the Joint Legislative Audit Committee at the California state Capitol in 2011. A decision by the California Department of Justice to stop providing social services sentencing and conviction information considered valuable in determining whether people with criminal histories can work in licensed facilities could be putting children, adults and elderly clients at risk, according to a state audit released Tuesday. Autumn Payne Sacramento Bee file
Capitol Alert

Capitol Alert

The go-to source for news on California policy and politics

Audit slams California agencies for lax social service background checks

March 14, 2017 10:52 AM

Comments

More Videos

  • 'What are we going to do with people who no longer have a home?'

    Ana Lugo, president of housing advocacy group North Bay Organizing Project, said on Oct. 14, 2017 that many of those displaced by the Wine Country fires need housing and protection.

Advertising



Catherine Bettar
916-321-1083
cbettar@sacbee.com

Capitol Alert staff



Amy Chance
Political editor
achance@sacbee.com
@Amy_Chance

Dan Smith
Capitol bureau chief
smith@sacbee.com
@DanielSnowSmith

Christopher Cadelago
California politics
ccadelago@sacbee.com
@ccadelago

Angela Hart
California politics
ahart@sacbee.com
@ahartreports

Alexei Koseff
Legislature
akoseff@sacbee.com
@akoseff

Taryn Luna
Lobbying and influence
tluna@sacbee.com
@tarynluna

Twitter
@CapitolAlert

Facebook
@capitolalert