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NCJ Number: 250219 Find in a Library
Title: Audit of the Office of Justice Programs Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Awards to the National Children’s Alliance, Washington, D.C.
Corporate Author: US Department of Justice, Office of Inspector General
United States of America
Date Published: September 2016
Page Count: 27
Sponsoring Agency: US Department of Justice, Office of Inspector General
Washington, DC 20530-0001
Sale Source: US Department of Justice, Office of Inspector General
950 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W.,
Washington, DC 20530-0001
United States of America
Document: PDF
Type: Grants and Funding; Program/Project Evaluation; Report (Study/Research); Research (Applied/Empirical)
Format: Document; Document (Online)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: The U.S. Justice Department’s Office of the Inspector General (OIG) reports on the methodology and findings of its audit of Office of Justice Programs’ (OJP’s) Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinqeuncy Prevention’s (OJJDP’s) grant awards to the National Children’s Alliance (NCA) of Washington, DC, under the Victims of Child Abuse Act (VOCA) to support a national grants program for local children’s advocacy centers that coordinate investigations and respond to child abuse.
Abstract: The audit’s objective was to determine whether costs claimed under the awards were allowable, supported, and in accordance with applicable laws, regulations, guidelines, and terms and conditions. The audit assessed performance in the following areas of grant management: program performance, financial management and Federal financial reports, expenditures, budget management and control, and drawdowns. Overall, the audit found that the NCA achieved the goals and objectives of the awards by successfully implementing a national sub-grants program to expand children’s advocacy center geographic service coverage. The audit did not identify significant concerns regarding NCA’s general financial management, Federal financial reports, budget management, and drawdowns; however, the audit found that the NCA did not comply with essential award conditions related to performance and use of funds. These are specified in this audit report. Based on these audit findings, this report presents five recommendations for improving the tracking of performance-related data that support more accurate progress reports, address $300,046 in dollar-related findings, and improve internal controls at one sub-recipient. 2 tables and appended audit methodology, schedule of dollar-related findings, and NCA’s and OJP’s response to the draft audit report
Main Term(s): Grants or contracts
Index Term(s): Audits; Child abuse; Child abuse investigations; Child abuse treatment; District of Columbia; Financial management
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