A Limited-Scope Review of the Department of Probation, Parole and Pardon Services
Members of the General Assembly asked the Legislative Audit Council to conduct a review of certain administrative issues at SCDPPPS. We reviewed agency hiring and promotion practices, expenses and revenues of the Ignition Interlock Device Program (IIDP), internal controls over composite bank accounts, and procurement. In addition we reviewed agent caseload and workload use and reporting. We also examined SCDPPPS’s methodology for calculating the number of individuals and the expenditures that have been avoided due to the reductions in the offender revocation rate. Finally, we reviewed SCDPPPS’s policies and procedures addressing the use of state resources.
SCDPPPS’s mission is to prepare offenders under its supervision toward becoming productive members of the community; to provide assistance to crime victims, the courts, and the Parole Board; and to protect public trust and safety. As of December 31, 2012, SCDPPPS had a staff of 590 employees and an active offender population of 33,662.