REPORT DIGEST

 

 

SEX OFFENDER MANAGEMENT BOARD

 

COMPLIANCE EXAMINATION

For the Two Years Ended:

June 30, 2008

 

Summary of Findings:

 

Total this audit†    ††††† †††† 2

Total last audit†††††††††     † 0

Repeated from last audit   0

 

 

 

Release Date:

April 2, 2009

 

 

 

State of Illinois

Office of the Auditor General

WILLIAM G. HOLLAND

AUDITOR GENERAL

 

 

 

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INTRODUCTION

 

††††† The Sex Offender Management Board (Board) was established by the Sex Offender Management Board Act on July 22, 1997 to standardize the evaluation, identification, counseling, and continued monitoring of sex offenders at each stage of the criminal or juvenile systems or mental health systems.

 

 

 

 

 

SYNOPSIS

 

®      The Board did not develop tracking and monitoring systems for sex offenders, nor did it establish a plan with timelines to develop those systems

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

{Expenditures and Activity Measures are summarized on the reverse page.}

 

 

 

SEX OFFENDER MANAGEMENT BOARD

COMPLIANCE EXAMINATION

For the Two Years Ended June 30, 2008

 

 

EXPENDITURE STATISTICS

FY 2008

FY 2007

FY 2006

Total Appropriation (net of transfer).................

$500,000

$500,000

$500,000

 

 

 

 

Total Expenditures..............................................

$14,946

$11,700

$46,399

 

 

 

 

Cost of Property and Equipment.....................

$3,522

$3,522

$3,522

 

 

BOARD CHAIRPERSON

†††† During Examination Period:†† Cara Smith

†††† Currently:†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Cara Smith

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

7,463 registered Illinois sex offenders were subject to tracking and monitoring

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

FINDINGS, CONCLUSIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS

 

 

FAILURE TO ESTABLISH OR PLAN FOR SEX OFFENDER TRACKING SYSTEM

 

††††† The Board did not develop systems for tracking and monitoring sex offenders and their behaviors as required by the Sex Offender Management Board Act (Act).Further, the Board had not established a plan or any timelines for compliance with these requirements, which became effective January 1, 2004.As of June 30, 2008, there were 7,463 registered Illinois sex offenders subject to tracking and monitoring.

 

††††† Management stated they have been unable to comply with the mandate, which they view as a long-term goal, due to no staff, limited funding, poor attendance at Board meetings, other priorities, and needed statutory changes to repeal or revise the Act. (Finding 1, Pages 8-11)

 

††††† We recommended the Board either develop a formal plan and timeline for compliance with tracking and monitoring provisions of the Act or seek statutory changes to repeal the requirement.

 

Management noted that the Act does not include a statutory deadline for compliance, which they expect to require years to implement.Management further stated the Board will conduct a survey of approved sex offender treatment providers and evaluators. After reviewing the survey results, the Board will begin to establish program goals and will start identifying data to be collected and possible methods of data collection.

 

 

OTHER FINDING

 

††††† The other finding is reportedly being addressed by the Board.We will examine progress toward implementing our recommendation in our next compliance examination.

 

 

AUDITORSí OPINION

 

††††† We conducted a compliance examination of the Office as required by the Illinois State Auditing Act.†† We have not audited any financial statements of the Office for the purpose of expressing an opinion because the Office does not, nor is it required to, prepare financial statements.

 

 

 

 

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WILLIAM G. HOLLAND, Auditor General

 

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AUDITORS ASSIGNED

 

††††† This compliance examination was performed by staff of the Office of the Auditor General.

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