Audit Report


Office of Justice Programs

Grant to Test the Efficacy of Court-Mandated Counseling for Domestic Violence Offenders

Florida Atlantic University

Grant No. 97-WT-NX-0008


July 1998




The Office of the Inspector General, Audit Division, has completed an audit of grant number 97-WT-NX-0008, awarded by the U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs (OJP) to the Florida Atlantic University (grantee). The grantee received a grant of $134,867 to test the efficacy of court-mandated counseling for domestic violence offenders. The grant project period was January 1, 1997 through

December 31, 1998. The overall purpose of the grant is to combat violence against women.

In brief, our audit determined the grantee:

- Charged unallowable costs of $2,053 to the grant. Specifically, the unallowable costs were for duplicate payments, meals, supplies, and travel expenses.

- Did not accurately report to OJP the total outlays and Federal share of outlays on the Financial Status Reports.

- Did not adequately track its local share of costs for the grant.