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Audit Audit of the Massachusetts Parole Board

In this performance audit, which examined the period of July 1, 2017 through December 31, 2019, we examined MPB’s parolee risk and needs assessments, the fiscal year 2017 Smart Supervision Program, and reentry services provided to parolees.

Organization: Office of the State Auditor
Date published: March 24, 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 Massachusetts Parole Board (MPB) for the period July 1, 2017 through December 31, 2019. In this performance audit, we examined MPB’s parolee risk and needs assessments, the fiscal year 2017 Smart Supervision Program, and reentry services provided to parolees.

Below is a summary of our findings and recommendations, with links to each page listed.

Finding 1

MPB did not conduct all required risk and needs reassessments within the mandated timeframes.

Recommendation

Parole supervisors should use the Level of Service Case Management Inventory Overdue Inquiries report monthly and should immediately ensure that all past-due reassessments are completed.

Finding 2

MPB could not provide documentation to substantiate that parolees received all required reentry forms.

Recommendation

MPB should maintain records of all reentry forms provided to parolees at the time of their release.

 

 

A PDF copy of the audit of the Massachusetts Parole Board is available here.

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