Chris Cirrito, CIA, CGAP, CFE
The mission of Internal Audit is to assist agency administrators by furnishing independent analyses, appraisals, and recommendations concerning the adequacy and effectiveness of the agency's system of internal control procedures, and the quality of performance in carrying out assigned responsibilities.
Texas Board of Criminal Justice
PO Box 99
Huntsville, TX 77340
Phone: (936) 437-7100
In accordance with Texas Board of Criminal Justice Policy 14.02, Internal Audit (IA) is overseen by the Director of Internal Audit, who reports directly to the Board of Criminal Justice. The Board of Criminal Justice Chairman has appointed an Audit and Review Committee that reviews issues relating to Internal Audit, including the development and recommendation for full board approval of the Annual Audit Plan and the appointment, dismissal, and evaluation of the Internal Audit Director.
What We Do
Internal Audit is responsible for examining and evaluating the adequacy and effectiveness of the agency's system of internal controls and the quality of agency performance in carrying out assigned responsibilities.
To accomplish this mission, the IA shall, as appropriate, perform both financial and performance audits and attestations that use a systematic, disciplined approach to evaluate and improve the effectiveness of risk management, control, and governance processes so TDCJ managers may have assurance related to:
- Reliability and integrity of financial and operational information;
- Effectiveness and efficiency of operations;
- Safeguarding assets; and
- Compliance with laws, regulations, and contracts.
Internal Audit also provides assistance to management through the review of draft agency policies, service on agency committees, advice to agency management, and completion of special projects based on management requests.
Authorization Under State Law
The following statutes govern operations of the Texas Board of Criminal Justice (TBCJ) Internal Audit:
- Chapter 2102, Government Code: Internal Auditing Act
- Chapter 491.001, Government Code: TDCJ-Internal Audit
- Chapter 493.0052, Government Code Organizational, roles and responsibilities.