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NCJ Number: 99774 Find in a Library
Title: Information on the National School Safety Center
Corporate Author: US Government Accountability Office
United States of America
Date Published: 1985
Page Count: 27
Sponsoring Agency: US Government Accountability Office
Washington, DC 20548
Publication Number: GAO/GGD-85-74
Sale Source: US Government Accountability Office
441 G Street, NW
Washington, DC 20548
United States of America
Document: PDF
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This report discusses the Pepperdine University - National School Safety Center's accomplishments since it opened for business in June 1984 under an Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention grant, its fiscal management and allegations made by former center staff, and plans for the center's second year.
Abstract: This review was based on interviews with U.S. Justice Department, Pepperdine, and current and former center officials as well as an examination of relevant documents. It concluded that the center director and chief counsel's management style and approach for accomplishing the grant's objectives led to confrontations with the staff. This ultimately resulted in an investigation by Pepperdine and a decision by the university to take a more active role in managing the center. First year funding totaled $2.1 million; second year funding is expected to be about $1.7 million. The center plans to use 47 percent fewer permanent staff and rely more on outside consultants. The center completed 75 percent of its workplan tasks scheduled for the first grant year. Additional findings are detailed. Tables are provided.
Index Term(s): Grants or contracts; Misuse of funds; National School Safety Center; Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP); US Government Accountability Office (GAO)
Note: Report to the Honorable Arlen Specter, Chairman, Subcommittee on Juvenile Justice. Committee on the Judiciary, United States Senate. Limited number of free copies available from GAO.
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