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NCJ Number: 251070 Find in a Library
Title: Audit of the Office of Justice Programs Office for Victims of Crime Discretionary Awards to the International Association of Chiefs of Police, Alexandria, Virginia
Corporate Author: US Department of Justice, Office of Inspector General
United States of America
Date Published: August 2017
Page Count: 32
Sponsoring Agency: US Department of Justice, Office of Inspector General
Washington, DC 20530-0001
Publication Number: GR-30-17-003
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); Report (Technical Assistance); Research (Applied/Empirical)
Format: Document; Document (Online)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: Findings and methodology are presented for the U.S. Justice Department’s Office of the Inspector General’s (OIG’s) audit of the Office for Victims of Crime’s (OVC’s) two discretionary awards to the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) in Alexandria, VA.
Abstract: The IACP received just over $2.8 million under cooperative agreement numbers 2014-VF-GX-K011 and 2015-VF-GX-K006. The awards were for the evaluation of a law enforcement victim response strategy and the development of resources for law enforcement to support victims’ access to compensation. As of February 6, 2017, the IACP had drawn down $742,447 of the total grant funds awarded. The audit’s objectives were to determine whether costs claimed under the grants were allowable, supported, and in accordance with applicable laws, regulations, guidelines, and terms and conditions of the awards, as well as to determine whether the grantee demonstrated adequate progress in achieving program goals and objectives. Specific management areas examined by the audit were program performance, financial management, expenditures, budget management and control, drawdowns, and Federal financial reports. The audit concluded that the IACP generally had made adequate progress in achieving the stated goals and objectives of the grants. It determined, however, that the IACP did not adhere to all of the award requirements of the grants tested. It did not comply with requirements pertaining to the justification and documentation of consultant rates, handling of travel expenses, and monitoring of sub-recipient payroll expenses. The audit identified $27,842 in questioned costs. The audit report contains seven recommendations for the Federal grant administrator (The Office of Justice Programs of the U.S. Justice Department). 1 table and appended audit objectives and methodology, schedule of dollar-related findings, and Office of Justice Programs and IACP responses to the draft audit report
Main Term(s): Grants or contracts
Index Term(s): Auditing standards; Audits; Financial management; International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP); Office for Victims of Crime (OVC); Office of Justice Programs (OJP); OVC Resources; Police services for victims; Police-victim interaction
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