The Office of Audits and Court Compliance’s (OACC) services are dedicated to identify unreasonable risks to the Department; minimize waste; increase efficiency, accountability, and compliance with court-ordered remedial plans in departmental programs and operations; and enhance the public safety mission of the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR).
OACC’s mission is to safeguard public resources entrusted to the CDCR and assist the Secretary in discharging oversight of operational responsibilities through independent audits, reviews, evaluations, and performance measurement, resulting in improved departmental accountability, efficiency, effectiveness, and reduced risk. OACC evaluates fiscal and program internal controls which provide assurances that resources are used in compliance with State and federal guidelines, and departmental policies safeguarding against waste, fraud, and misuse of State resources.
The OACC takes a proactive approach in protecting CDCR resources, mitigating risk, measuring performance, conducting quality, timely and transparent auditing services to reduce fiscal waste, increase efficiency and compliance with departmental operation mandates, State and federal class-action lawsuits, and to reduce incidents of unfavorable external audits.
Short term and long term goals for OACC are as follows: