The Office of Justice Programs Convicted Offender
DNA Sample Backlog Reduction Grant Program

Report No. 02-20
May 2002
Office of the Inspector General


As required by Government Auditing Standards, we tested OJP records and grant documents pertaining to the Program to obtain reasonable assurance about OJP's compliance with laws and regulations, that, if not complied with, we believe could have a material effect on the administration of the Program. Compliance with laws and regulations applicable to qualifying Program applicants for grant eligibility and to the administration of the Program grants is the responsibility of OJP management. An audit includes examining, on a test basis, evidence about compliance with laws and regulations. The pertinent legislation and the applicable regulations it contains are as follows:

DNA Identification Act of 1994

DNA Analysis Backlog Elimination Act of 2000

This Act provided for grants to be made to states to carry out, for inclusion in CODIS, DNA analyses of samples taken from individuals convicted of qualifying state offenses. This Act was signed into law on December 19, 2000, but no funds were appropriated in time to fund the first year of the Program.

Crime Information Technology Act

Our tests revealed that OJP complied with all applicable legislation.