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An Audit Report on Healthcare Services at the Juvenile Justice Department

May 2023


The Juvenile Justice Department (Department) established processes to help ensure that youth in custody at state-operated secure facilities received healthcare services in accordance with requirements outlined in its contract with The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston (UTMB). However, auditors identified areas where processes could be improved.

The Department established contract monitoring processes to perform on-site monitoring of state-operated secure facilities, halfway houses, and contract care facilities. However, the Department should ensure that issues identified as a part of those on-site reviews are adequately addressed with corrective action plans.