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NCJ Number: 250619 Find in a Library
Title: Audit of the Office of Justice Programs Victim Assistance Formula Grants Sub-Awarded by the California Governor's Office of Emergency Services to the Indian Child Welfare Consortium, Temecula, California
Corporate Author: US Department of Justice, Office of Inspector General
United States of America
Date Published: February 2017
Page Count: 52
Sponsoring Agency: US Department of Justice, Office of Inspector General
Washington, DC 20530-0001
Publication Number: GR-90-17-002
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 findings and methodology are presented for the U.S. Justice Department’s Office of the Inspector General’s (OIG’s) audit of the Office of Justice Programs’ (OJP’s) victim assistance formula grants sub-awarded by the California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services to the Indian Child Welfare Consortium (ICWC) in Temecula, CA.
Abstract: The audit encompassed four sub-grants totaling $553,386. These sub-grants were a portion of $382 million that OJP awarded to the California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services (Cal OES). As of March 2013, ICWC had drawn down and expended at least $452,464 (82 percent of the four sub-grants). The audit’s objective was to review performance in internal controls, drawdowns, program income, expenditures, matching, budget management, monitoring of sub-recipients and contractors, reporting sub-grant requirements, program performance and accomplishments, and post-end-date activity. The audit determined that program income was not applicable to the sub-grant. In 7 of the 10 areas tested, the audit found that ICWC was in material non-compliance with essential sub-grant requirements. There were weaknesses and deficiencies in internal controls, expenditures, matching, budget management, monitoring of contractors, reporting, and program performance and accomplishments. As of December 2013, ICWC personnel stopped responding to OIG requests, inquiries, and communication. This limited auditors’ ability to complete the audit. The OIG considers ICWC’s non- responsiveness as a scope limitation that affects the entire audit, but particularly areas such as the audit’s ability to determine whether ICWC met program objectives related to the grant funds it received. Also affected was the testing of expenditures, matching, and b udget management. During the audit, ICWC voluntarily decided to forego receiving the full amount of its 2013 funding from Cal OES. Based on the deficiencies found by the audit, it questioned the entire amount that ICWC received. Ten recommendations to OJP are presented in this report. 6 tables and 1 figure
Main Term(s): Grants or contracts
Index Term(s): Audits; California; Financial management; Indian affairs; Investigative auditing procedures; Juvenile victims; Office of Justice Programs (OJP); OJP Resources; Victim services
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