Audit  Audit of the Office of the Commissioner of Probation (OCP)

The audit examined the Office of the Commissioner of Probation’s oversight of its electronic monitoring program for probationers and access to juvenile probation records by police. Although the audit found no deficiencies in these systems, it did identify areas where OCP could improve information technology (IT) procedures. The audit examined July 1, 2018 through June 30, 2020.

Organization: Office of the State Auditor
Date published: November 8, 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 Office of the Commissioner of Probation (OCP) for the period July 1, 2018 through June 30, 2020. In this performance audit, we determined whether OCP enrolled participants in the Electronic Monitoring Program in accordance with court-ordered parameters, monitored the participants in accordance with OCP policies and procedures, and ensured that participants’ juvenile probation records were accessed by police officials in accordance with Section 90 of Chapter 276 of the General Laws.

Our audit revealed no significant instances of noncompliance by OCP that must be reported under generally accepted government auditing standards. However, we did identify a number of information technology control issues we believe warrant OCP’s attention, which we have disclosed in the “Other Matters” section of this report.

A PDF copy of the the Audit of the Office of the Commissioner of Probation is available here.

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