Office of Children and Family Services

Industry School and Oatka Residential Center: Resource Consolidation and Selected Management Practices (Follow-Up Review)

The Industry School and the Oatka Residential Center share the same site and provide rehabilitation programs for male juvenile delinquents. In our prior audit report 95-S-93, we determined that if food service, maintenance, administration and certain other functions were consolidated at the two facilities, the cost of operating the facilities would be significantly reduced. We also found that employees may have been paid for time that was not worked and determined that the facilities sometimes failed to inform the central office about incidents that could have jeopardized the well-being of the youths at the facilities. In our follow-up review, we found that most of our prior recommendations have been implemented.

For a complete copy of Report 98-F-18 click here.
For a copy of the 90-day response click here.