Private Probation Services Council – Performance Audit

Source: State of Tennessee, Comptroller of the Treasury, Division of State Audit, December 2018

The Private Probation Services Council’s purpose is to ensure that uniform professional and contract standards are practiced and maintained by private corporations, enterprises, and entities engaged in rendering general misdemeanor probation supervision, counseling, and collection services to the courts.

We have audited the Private Probation Services Council for the period July 1, 2013, through October 31, 2018. Our audit scope included a review of internal controls and compliance with laws, regulations, policies, and procedures related to the council’s responsibilities in the following areas:
– council member appointments, meetings, and reserve balances;
– council oversight, including entity contract review and background screening;
– council conflict-of-interest disclosures; and
– initial licensure applications, annual license renewal applications, and quarterly fee collections…..