Family Court 

State Audit of California Family Court Uncovers Serious Problems

An audit in California found numerous flaws in the procedures of family court in Marin County and in Sacramento. Specifically, there was no evidence that the mediators, evaluators and court appointed attorneys for children were trained or had the proper credentials. In addition, neither court kept logs of complaints received. In addition, both family courts did not consistently follow processes for dealing with complaints about their mediators. Recommendations to correct these problems were made by the auditors.

Report 2009-109

Sacramento and Marin Superior Courts:

Both Courts Need to Ensure That Family Court Appointees Have Necessary Qualifications, Improve Administrative Policies and Procedures, and Comply With Laws and Rules

Brief Report | Full Report (PDF) | Fact Sheet (PDF)