Division for Youth
Department of Social Services
Juvenile Delinquency Treatment
Programs Operated by Nonprofit Agencies (Follow-Up Review) The
Division for Youth and the Department of Social Services jointly administer programs in
which youths referred by family courts are placed in the care of nonprofit organizations called
voluntary agencies in order to receive counseling and other treatment to prevent further
juvenile delinquency. In our prior audit report 90-S-29, we found that Division case
managers assigned to monitor the progress of the youths often had no contact with them at
all. We also found that the voluntary agencies were not inspected thoroughly enough to
ensure compliance with State regulations and employees at the voluntary agencies were not
adequately screened for criminal histories. In our follow-up review, we found that most of
the recommendations contained in our prior report have not been implemented, in part
because the Division and the Department do not agree on their respective responsibilities.
For a complete copy of Report 95-F-16 click here.
For a copy of the 90-day response click here.