Other DOJ Components

Ongoing Work

Administration of the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund

The OIG is conducting an audit with the preliminary objective of reviewing DOJ’s administration of the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund, which was re-authorized by the James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act of 2010. Title II of the Act reactivated the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund of 2001, provided an additional $2.8 billion to compensate claimants, and added new categories of beneficiaries for the fund, including individuals with health conditions that took a long period to develop. As part of this audit, the OIG is reviewing how the Civil Division and Special Master manage the fund, as well as how JMD supports the Victim Compensation Fund operations through legal and administrative contracts. In December 2015, Congress passed the Federal Government Consolidated Appropriations Act of FY 2016, which extended the fund for 5 years and provided an additional $4.6 billion for compensation and administrative costs.

Audit of Justice Management Division Task Orders Awarded to CACI, Inc. – Commercial

The OIG is auditing task orders awarded to CACI, Inc. – Commercial (CACI) under a Justice Management Division (JMD) contract. The preliminary objective of the audit is to assess JMD’s administration of the contract and task orders, and CACI’s performance and compliance with the terms, conditions, laws, and regulations applicable to the contract and task orders. The assessment of performance may include financial management, monitoring, reporting, and progress toward meeting the contract goals and objectives. The audit scope will cover the period of performance from August 1, 2013, to September 30, 2016.

Office of Justice Programs’ Crime Victims Fund

The OIG initiated an audit of the Office of Justice Programs’ Crime Victims Fund (CVF), which was established by the Victims of Crime Act of 1984 to provide assistance and grants for victim services throughout the nation. Funding for the CVF is generated from criminal fines, forfeited bail bonds, penalties, and special assessments collected from offenders convicted of federal crimes. The OIG will conduct a risk assessment of OJP’s management of the CVF with a preliminary objective to assess the risk associated with managing funding increases.

Audit of Superfund Activities in ENRD for FYs 2015 and 2016

The Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act of 1980 (known as CERCLA or Superfund), which was expanded by the Superfund Amendments and Reauthorization Act of 1986, established the Superfund program to clean up the nation’s worst hazardous waste sites. The OIG is conducting an audit to determine if the cost allocation process used by the Environment and Natural Resources Division (ENRD) and its contractor provided an equitable distribution of total labor costs, other direct costs, and indirect costs to Superfund cases during FY 2015 through FY 2016.

Review of the Handling of Sexual Harassment and Misconduct Allegations by the Department of Justice's Civil Division

The OIG is conducting a review of the handling of sexual misconduct allegations by the Department of Justice's Civil Division. The OIG is assessing how the Civil Division responds to sexual misconduct and harassment allegations made against its employees. The OIG is also examining whether penalty guidelines adequately and consistently address proven misconduct.

Audit of the National Institute of Justice's Grant Management

The OIG is auditing the National Institute of Justice’s grant management. The preliminary objectives are to determine whether National Institute of Justice: (1) used fair and open processes to award competitive grants; (2) properly justified its decisions when awarding non-competitive grants; and (3) managed grant activities in compliance with legal, regulatory, and ethical requirements.

Review of the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Title II Formula Grant Program

The OIG is reviewing the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) Title II Formula Grants Program, which provides funding directly to states, territories, and the District of Columbia to help implement comprehensive state juvenile justice plans based on needs studies for delinquency prevention and intervention efforts, as well as juvenile justice system improvements. The objectives include assessing compliance with certain Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act protections and requirements.

Review of Tribal Law Enforcement

The OIG is assessing the Department’s tribal law enforcement activities and responsibilities pursuant to the Tribal Law and Order Act of 2010. The review will focus on the Department’s legal assistance, investigative training, and other technical assistance used to enhance law enforcement efforts in Indian Country.

Updated: April 2017