Office of Mental Retardation and Developmental Disabilities

Controls Over Consumers' Cash at Staten Island Developmental Disabilities Services Office and Selected Voluntary Agencies

Individuals with developmental disabilities (consumers) on Staten Island are served by OMRDD's Staten Island Developmental Disabilities Services Office (DDSO) and not-for-profit contractors known as voluntary agencies. We examined how the consumers' funds were controlled by the DDSO and the voluntary agencies, and identified a number of weaknesses. For example, in some instances, cash receipt transactions were not adequately documented or properly recorded, and cash receipts were not promptly deposited into the consumers' accounts. As a result of these weaknesses, the funds were less likely to be properly accounted for.

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