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Audit shows that the case management system used by CIDA, and all other district attorneys in the Commonwealth, is not equipped to provide critical data about young people involved with the criminal justice system. The audit examined the period of July 1, 2018 through December 31, 2019.

Organization: Office of the State Auditor
Date published: March 3, 2021

Executive Summary

In accordance with Section 12 of Chapter 11 of the Massachusetts General Laws, the Office of the State Auditor has conducted a performance audit of the Cape and Islands District Attorney’s Office (CIDA) for the period July 1, 2018 through December 31, 2019. In this performance audit, we examined CIDA’s compliance with Section 5 of Chapter 258B of the General Laws (see Appendix) regarding the Victim Witness Assistance Program, as well as its administration of the Youthful Diversion Program (YDP). There are no regulatory requirements for CIDA to operate YDP, so our examination focused on existing CIDA practices.

Our audit revealed no significant instances of noncompliance by CIDA that must be reported under generally accepted government auditing standards.

 

A PDF copy of the audit of the Cape and Islands District Attorney's Office is available here.

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