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NCJ Number: 250221 Find in a Library
Title: Audit of the Office of Justice Programs Human Trafficking and Office on Violence Against Women Legal Assistance Awards to the Asian Pacific Islander Legal Outreach, San Francisco, California
Corporate Author: US Department of Justice, Office of Inspector General
United States of America
Date Published: August 2016
Page Count: 51
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) presents the methodology and findings of its audit of the Office of Justice Programs’ grant awards to the Asian Pacific Islander Legal Outreach (APILO) in San Francisco, CA, under the Services for Victims of Human Trafficking Grant Program.
Abstract: The amount of the grant was $455,000. On August 28, 2015, APILO failed to respond adequately to the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) on the corrective actions required to resolve deficiencies identified in a previous audit; therefore, APILO was designated by OJP as a high-risk grantee. Although APILO responded with corrective actions in November 2015, it has not fully addressed all the recommendations and has not addressed additional award requirements established as a result of the high-risk designation. Specifically, APILO has not implemented procedures that ensure adequate accounting for grant-related activity or provided proof of mandatory financial management training for its staff. As of January 19, 2016, APILO had drawn down the entire $500,000 from the Office for Violence Against Women (OVW) Legal Assistance grant. This audit determined whether costs claimed under the awards were allowable, supported, and in accordance with applicable laws, regulations, guidelines, and terms and conditions. Performance was assessed in the areas of financial management, expenditures, budget management and control, drawdowns, Federal Financial Reports, and program performance. A review of sub-recipient invoices found that expenditures included unallowable and inadequately supported items. In addition, APILO did not provide supporting documentation to show that it was achieving the goals and objectives of the grants. There were $50,000 in questioned costs for the OVW Legal Assistance grant award and $455,000 for the OJP Human Trafficking grant. Eleven recommendations focus on how OJP and APILO can cooperate in correcting deficiencies in grant-management. 3 tables and appended audit methodology, schedule of dollar-related findings, OJP’s and APILO’s responses to the audit draft report, and summary of actions needed to close this report
Main Term(s): Grants or contracts
Index Term(s): Audits; California; Financial management; Trafficking in Persons; Victim Service Programs
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