Office of Children and Family Services

Identifying and Treating Youth Needs (Follow-Up Review)

The Office of Children and Family Services operates residential facilities for young people placed in its custody by courts. The youths in these facilities are to receive rehabilitative services that will enable them to return to their communities. In our prior audit report 97-S-5, we examined the actions taken by facilities in identifying and providing these services. We found that required actions were not always taken by the facilities to identify needed services, and even when needed services were identified, the services were not always provided by the facilities. We further determined that many of the youths were not monitored as closely as required after they returned to their communities. In our follow-up review, we found that substantial progress had been made in implementing the recommendations contained in our prior report.

For a complete copy of Report 2002-F-51 click here.
For a copy of the 90-day response click here.