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.