Office of Children and Family Services

Effectiveness of the Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention and Services Program (Follow-Up Review)

In our prior audit report 97-S-34, we examined the internal controls over the payroll, personnel and equipment inventory functions at the State University College at Purchase and found that significant improvements were needed. For example, we identified employees who did not charge leave credits when they arrived late for work, left work early or were absent from work, and determined that equipment items were not regularly inventoried. We recommended many improvements in the College's internal controls. In our follow-up review, we found that while some of these improvements have been made, additional actions are needed if our prior recommendations are to be fully implemented.

We examined the effectiveness of the Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention and Services Program, which is intended to reduce the incidence of adolescent pregnancy and promote self-sufficiency among at-risk adolescents. We found that program effectiveness could be better evaluated if a method were developed for tracking the progress of the adolescents who finished the program. We also noted that more could be done to ensure that program data was accurately reported, program performance was compared against established targets, and effective practices were shared among different program providers. In our follow-up review, we found that substantial progress has been made in implementing our prior recommendations.

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