The parole division should ensure that the savings estimates developed during program planning are based on reasonable assumptions. If those assumptions change, it should update the savings estimates promptly.
The parole division concurs with our recommendation and indicates it will ensure that any discussions with legislative staff or other researchers include reasonable projections or estimates, and that it updates and reassesses projected savings in a timely manner. Specifically, when developing its fiscal year 2006-07 budget, the parole division indicates adjusting the assumptions and savings estimates related to its parole programs based on current data. (2007-406, p.241)
Agency responses received after June 2013 are posted verbatim.