U.S. DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE
Office of Justice ProgramsGrant for the Boot Camp Construction Initiative to the
Georgia Department of Juvenile Justice
Grant No. 95-SC-LX-0045
The Office of the Inspector General, Audit Division, has completed an audit of grant number 95-SC-LX-0045, awarded by the U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs (OJP) to the Georgia Department of Juvenile Justice (grantee). The grantee received the grant of $1,719,768 to construct a boot camp facility in Milledgeville, Georgia, to serve nonviolent juvenile offenders. The original grant period was September 1, 1995 through August 31, 1997, but was extended to September 1, 1999.
In brief, our audit determined the grantee:
- Charged unallowable costs of $44,674 to the grant. Specifically, the grantee made unapproved purchases of personal items and office equipment.
- Did not plan to use $231,153 of the grant funds. Accordingly, the funds should be deobligated and used to help fund additional grants under the program.
- Submitted most Financial Status Reports (FSRs) to OJP late and incorrectly reported the total program outlays and Federal share of outlays on the FSRs.
These items are discussed in detail in the Findings and Recommendations section of the report. Our scope and methodology appear in Appendix II.