August 22, 2013
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 process.

"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 said.