NLPES Library—Civil, Criminal Justice and Judiciary

7/7/2020

Issues Covered by This Site

This section of the NLPES Audit Report Library includes audit reports about civil justice, criminal justice, juvenile justice, judiciary, courts, corrections, sentencing, DNA and forensics, pretrial release, intervention programs including prison and other related issues. 

Instructions for Using the Report Library

To access any report listed below, go to the legislative program evaluation or performance audit agency's website. A link to the agency is provided at the end of each report citation. If you cannot locate the report, contact Brenda Erickson or the NLPES key contact for that office.

2018 Reports

  • Correctional Officer Health and Safety: Some State and County Correctional Facilities Could Better Protect Their Officers From the Health Risks of Certain Inmate Attacks (September 2018), Report 2018‑106, California State Auditor’s Office; https://www.auditor.ca.gov/
  • Hate Crimes in California: Law Enforcement Has Not Adequately Identified, Reported, or Responded to Hate Crimes(May 2018), Report 2017-131, California State Auditor’s Office; https://www.auditor.ca.gov/
  • "Community Mental Health: Evaluating Mental Health Services in Local Jails" (April 2018), R-18-004, Kansas Legislative Division of Post Audit; www.kslpa.org
  • "Problem Gambling and Addictions Grant Fund: Reviewing Fund Expenditures in Recent Years" (April 2018), L-18-009, Kansas Legislative Division of Post Audit; www.kslpa.org
  • "Kansas Juvenile Correctional Complex: Surveying Staff on the Management Culture at the Facility" (December 2018), L-18-015, Kansas Legislative Division of Post Audit; www.kslpa.org
  • "Office of Juvenile Justice: Oversight of Rehabilitation and Treatment in Secure Care Facilities" (June 2018), Louisiana Legislative Auditor; https://www.lla.la.gov/
  • "Substance Abuse Services" (April 2018), 471-0360-15F, Michigan Office of the Auditor General; https://audgen.michigan.gov/
  • "Offender Management System" (July 2018), 471-0593-17, Michigan Office of the Auditor General; https://audgen.michigan.gov/
  • "Facility Closures and Consolidations" (December 2018), 471-0375-11F, Michigan Office of the Auditor General; https://audgen.michigan.gov/
  • One-Time Census of Populations in Mississippi's Juvenile Detention Centers and County Jails (November 2018), Report #625, Mississippi Joint Legislative Committee on Performance Evaluation and Expenditure Review, https://www.peer.ms.gov/Pages/default.aspx
  • A Review of the Mississippi Prison Industries Corporation (May 2018), Report #620, Mississippi Joint Legislative Committee on Performance Evaluation and Expenditure Review, https://www.peer.ms.gov/Pages/default.aspx
  • Review of the Criminal Justice System in Bernalillo County (July 2018), #18-05, New Mexico Legislative Finance Committee; https://www.nmlegis.gov/Entity/LFC/Default
  • Corrections Department—Status of Programs to Reduce Recidivism and Oversight of Medical Services (October 2018), #18-09, New Mexico Legislative Finance Committee; https://www.nmlegis.gov/Entity/LFC/Default
  • "The System of Attorney Allocation in North Carolina State Government is Decentralized" (April 2018), North Carolina Program Evaluation Division, http://www.ncleg.net/PED
  • "Improvements to Inmate Healthcare Reimbursement and Internal Processes Could Save $5.6 Million Annually" (October 2018), North Carolina Program Evaluation Division, http://www.ncleg.net/PED
  • "Modifications to Inmate Pharmacy Purchasing and Monitoring Could Save $13.4 Million Annually" (October 2018), NC Program Evaluation Division, http://www.ncleg.net/PED
  • "Inadequate Data Collection and Cost Recovery Practices Limit Economy of Healthcare for Safekeepers" (October 2018), North Carolina Program Evaluation Division, http://www.ncleg.net/PED
  • "Modifying Criteria for North Carolina’s Medical Release Program Could Reduce Costs of Inmate Healthcare" (October 2018), North Carolina Program Evaluation Division, http://www.ncleg.net/PED
  • "Sexual Assault Evidence Collection" (February 2018), Pennsylvania Legislative Budget and Finance Committee; http://lbfc.legis.state.pa.us
  • "Spending on Inmate Health Care" (November 2018), Virginia Joint Legislative Audit and Review Commission; http://jlarc.virginia.gov/

2019 Reports

  • California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation: Employees and Inmates Generally Received Necessary Medical Care for Work‑Related Injuries Within Reasonable Time Frames (July 2019), Report 2018-128, California State Auditor’s Office; https://www.auditor.ca.gov/
  • Commission on Judicial Performance: Weaknesses in Its Oversight Have Created Opportunities for Judicial Misconduct to Persist (April 2019), Report 2016-137, California State Auditor’s Office; https://www.auditor.ca.gov/
  • California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation: Several Poor Administrative Practices Have Hindered Reductions in Recidivism and Denied Inmates Access to In‑Prison Rehabilitation Programs (January 2019), Report 2018-113, California State Auditor’s Office; https://www.auditor.ca.gov/
  • Prisoner Security Classification and Recommended Programming (November 2019), 471-0350-18, Michigan Office of the Auditor General; https://audgen.michigan.gov/
  • Prisoner Pharmaceuticals (May 2019), 471-0325-17, Michigan Office of the Auditor General; https://audgen.michigan.gov/
  • Automobile Theft Prevention Authority (March 2019), 551-0108-18, Michigan Office of the Auditor General; https://audgen.michigan.gov/
  • A Review of Mississippi's Criminal Justice Reform (October 2019), Report #634, Mississippi Joint Legislative Committee on Performance Evaluation and Expenditure Review, https://www.peer.ms.gov/Pages/default.aspx
  • Mississippi Department of Corrections' FY 2018 Cost Per Inmate Day (April 2019), Report #631, Mississippi Joint Legislative Committee on Performance Evaluation and Expenditure Review, https://www.peer.ms.gov/Pages/default.aspx


2020 Reports

  • Juvenile Justice Reforms: Evaluating the Effects of Senate Bill 367 (January 2020), R-20-003, Kansas Legislative Division of Post Audit; www.kslpa.org
  • A Study of the Statutory Cap on the Pennsylvania State Police Complement (March 2020), Pennsylvania Legislative Budget and Finance Committee; http://lbfc.legis.state.pa.us/