Receives National Award - 2000
The National Legislative Program Evaluation Society (NLPES) has given an “Impact Award” to the Office of the Auditor General in recognition of the documented impact on public policy of its 1999 performance audit of Juvenile Justice Services, Family Independence Agency (FIA). The award honors legislative program evaluation offices that have produced work that has demonstrably improved state government. The performance audit report, which included six material audit findings and disclosed the need for numerous improvements in the services FIA provides to adjudicated delinquent youths, has led to many operational and programmatic changes.
The individuals who were responsible for the Juvenile Justice Services, Family Independence Agency included: Joseph Harrison, Audit Division Administrator; James Bellinger, Audit Manager; Nancy Gifford, supervisor; and team members Beth Larson, Frank Natschke, Cheryl Bungart, Michael Gardner and Jennifer Trudeau.
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