In connection with this audit of DOJ’s Victim Notification System, as required by Government Auditing Standards, we reviewed management processes and records to obtain reasonable assurance about DOJ’s compliance with laws and regulations that, if not complied with, in our judgment, could have a material effect on the VNS. Compliance with the laws and regulations applicable to EOUSA’s management of the VNS is the responsibility of EOUSA.
Our audit included examining, on a test basis, evidence about laws and regulations. The specific laws and regulations are contained in the relevant portions of the:
Victim and Witness Protection Act of 1982, Pub. L. No. 97‑291;
Victims of Crime Act of 1984, Pub. L. No. 98-473, the Victims Compensation and Assistance Act, 42 U.S.C. § 10601 (2006), and Services to Victims 42 U.S.C. § 10607 (2007);
Victims’ Rights and Restitution Act of 1990, 42 U.S.C. § 10606 (2004);
Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act of 1994, 42 U.S.C. § 14222 (1994);
Antiterrorism and Effective Death Penalty Act of 1996, Pub. L. No. 104 - 132;
Victim Rights Clarification Act of 1997, 18.U.S.C. § 3510 (1997);
Victims of Trafficking and Violence Protection Act of 2000, Pub. L. No. 106 – 386; and
Justice for All Act of 2004, Public Law 108-405.
Our audit did not identify areas where EOUSA was not in compliance with the laws and regulations referred to above. With respect to areas that were not tested, nothing came to our attention that caused us to believe that EOUSA management was not in compliance with the laws and regulations cited above.