Madison County Probation Department – Restitution Payments and Revenues (2014M-093)

Issued Date
June 06, 2014

Purpose of Audit

The purpose of our audit was to determine if restitution payments were adequately safeguarded and whether probation supervision fees were being collected for the period of January 1 through December 31, 2013.


Madison County is located in central New York and has a population of approximately 73,000. It is governed by a 19-member Board of Supervisors. The Probation Department is the designated agency for collection of court-ordered restitution and surcharges for probation and non-probation cases.

Key Finding

  • Department officials are not pursuing all possible revenue sources within the Department.

Key Recommendation

  • Consider imposing fees for probation supervision and drug screening.