In January 1997 the State Legislature passed a law (California Penal Code Section 933.05) imposing specific requirements upon agencies addressed in Grand Jury reports. These requirements are explained on the following pages.
This is the first time the full response of each affected agency has been published, rather than excerpts or summaries. This provides the public with the necessary information to evaluate the adequacy of the responses of each affected agency. A list of the affected agencies for each report is at the end of this Introduction section on pages iv-v.