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Audits of Local Governments and School Districts

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

Released: June 6, 2014 -- [read complete report - pdf]

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.

Local Government and School Accountability Contact Information:

Phone: (518) 474-4037; Email:
Address: Office of the State Comptroller, Division of Local Government and School Accountability
110 State Street, 12th Floor; Albany, NY 12236