Division of Probation and Correctional Alternatives

Oversight of Alternative-to-Incarceration Programs in New York City

The Division of Probation and Correctional Alternatives oversees local probation agencies throughout New York State. The Division helps fund alternative-to-incarceration programs that are intended to reduce reliance on detention and incarceration. We examined the Divisionís oversight of such programs in New York City and, in particular, evaluated the Divisionís controls over payments to program providers. We found that these controls provided reasonable assurance payments to providers were appropriate, and our verification of selected payments identified relatively minor errors only.

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