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Audit finds records lag for foster-children social workers

...public to ensure they are doing the job, according to a state audit.A report released this week by the Georgia Department of Audits & Accounts on a performance review it conducted found that the Division of Family and Children Services is experiencing...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2015-04-23/audit-finds-records-lag-
Legal challenge to private probation firms moves into federal court

...probationers after their sentences had expired ? in a scathing report released in April 2014 by the state's Department of Audits and Accounts Performance Audits Division. There could be no question the judge knew people were forced to make...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2015-04-13/legal-challenge-privat
Augusta Commission to review deal with Sentinel probation company

...spring.The audit sought to determine how well misdemeanor probation services operate in Georgia. The Georgia Department of Audits and Accounts report found courts and providers lacking in every regard.The audit also found problems similar...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2014-10-20/augusta-commission-rev
Juvenile system gets ombudsman

...harder to maintain the correct officer-to-youth ratio, according to a performance review from the Georgia Department of Audits and Accounts, resulting in a less safe environment.Gang-related issues, fights and officer misconduct have...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2014-08-05/juvenile-system-gets-ombudsm
Jason Carter's plan to fund education may not be as fruitful as he hopes, experts say

...years.Carter says he expects to collect $2.5 billion in delinquent taxes, pointing to a January report by the Department of Audits & Accounts that includes an estimate from the Department of Revenue of $4.4 billion outstanding. Carter figures...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2014-09-02/jason-carters-plan-fund-
Georgia Supreme Court to hear arguments in the private probation lawsuits

...the same kind of alleged abuses and civil rights violations that are detailed in the civil lawsuits.The Georgia Department of Audits and Accounts performance audit, and a study by the Human Rights Watch group in February found fault with the practices...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2014-09-20/georgia-supreme-court-
Audit: Ga. ethics panel lapses continue

...of the law and questionable expenditures.The top-to-bottom assessment was released three weeks ago by the Department of Audits and Accounts. The 58-page report lists management problems, such as under-qualified staff, poor documentation...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2014-11-07/audit-ga-ethics-panel-la
Audit finds problems with private probation operations

...the 73-page report released Friday.Click here to read the full report (pdf format)The audit by the Georgia Department of Audits and Accounts Performance Audit Division also uncovered incidents of abuse by private, for-profit probation firms...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2014-04-25/audit-finds-problems-p
Richmond County school board forgives missed days

...hopefully be prepared to take their tests and hopefully pass," she said.Board attorney Pete Fletcher said the Department of Audits released informal guidance indicating school districts would not be penalized for paying employees for days they...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/education/2014-03-11/richmond-county-school-bo
Commissioner: State auditor to handle ethics probe

...confidential records and interview witnesses under oath.Commission Chairman Kevin Abernethy said Tuesday the Georgia Department of Audits and Accounts has agreed to handle the investigation, which was requested by the commission's board. Under state...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/2013-10-22/commissioner-state-auditor-handle-e