Completed audit of parolees and community based offenders on electronic monitoring
Fyles, Natasha Kate
Australian Labor Party
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Prisoners; Sentencing; Electronic surveillance
Northern Territory Government
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Northern Territory Government
Review Framework Page 6 of 30 2 Audit Framework Terms of Reference The Terms of Reference were approved by Commissioner Scott McNairn on 5 June 2019. The Terms of Reference provide definition to the audits announced by the Chief Minister which include: An audit on all persons on parole; and An audit on all community based offenders subject to electronic monitoring. The below provides an excerpt of the approved Terms of Reference (refer to Attachment A). 2.1.1 Overall Objective To determine whether the monitoring of parolees and community based offenders subject to electronic monitoring is compliant with legislation, policy, directives and practice and has been conducted in accordance with the Community Corrections Offender Management Framework (OMF). Further, to determine whether electronic monitoring is operating as an effective tool. 2.1.2 Scope of the Audit The audit is applicable to all primary work locations; Alice Springs, Tennant Creek, Borroloola, Katherine, Casuarina, Palmerston, Groote Eylandt, Wadeye, Nhulunbuy and Jabiru. The specific items to be addressed include, for persons on parole: Statutory requirements for administering the order Random drug and alcohol testing Risk assessments and offender management plans Other monitoring and intelligence gathering activities Any other relevant matters that may arise during the investigation The specific items to be addressed include, for all community-based offenders subject to electronic monitoring: The application of electronic monitoring to monitor conditions relating to curfews and other movement restrictions Whether electronic monitoring is operating as an effective tool to monitor compliance Any other relevant matters that may arise during the investigation 2.1.3 Findings To identify any practices which have not been implemented or monitored as per the OMF, and to identify any training, resourcing and staffing issues contributing to this. Any recommended system changes that will improve community safety outcomes. 2.1.4 Reporting Regional Managers to provide completed file review forms to the Manager Professional Development and Standards by close of business Tuesday 11 June 2019. The Manager Professional Development and Standards and other senior staff to conduct a secondary independent audit and provide the Director Community Corrections with a summary report detailing the findings and recommendations of the audit by Thursday 13 June 2019.
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