FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 22, 2013
CONTACT: Jennifer Miller, (608) 266-1683
STATEMENT FROM THE WISCONSIN DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH
SERVICES ON THE LEGISLATIVE AUDIT BUREAU REPORT REGARDING PLACEMENTS OF
SEX OFFENDERS ON SUPERVISED RELEASE
Madison—The Wisconsin Department of Health Services today has
accepted, and is currently reviewing, the report by the Legislative
Audit Bureau (LAB) concerning placements and expenditures involved in
placing sex offenders on supervised release in the community.
DHS Deputy Secretary Kevin Moore said the Department is appreciative
of the professionalism and thoroughness of the LAB Program Evaluation
Staff as it conducted the audit and developed the report.
“The report illustrates the auditors understanding and appreciation
of a very complex and difficult process, and we find the recommendations
in the report to be both thoughtful and creative” Moore said.
The Joint Legislative Audit Committee approved the audit in March,
2013 and DHS staff has worked closely fully with LAB staff during the
“Protecting our families and our children remains the top priority
for the Department so we welcome recommendations that will protect
Wisconsin taxpayers while ensuring the safety of state residents,” Moore
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August 23, 2013