Administration of Department of Justice Grants Awarded to
Native American and Alaska Native Tribal Governments

Audit Report 05-18
March 2005
Office of the Inspector General

Statement on Compliance With
Laws and Regulations

As required by the Government Auditing Standards, we tested the COPS Office, OJP, and OVW records and documents pertaining to each tribal specific grant program and audited tribal specific grants to obtain reasonable assurance that each component complied with laws and regulations that, if not complied with, in our judgment could have a material effect on the administration of its grant programs awarded to tribal governments. Compliance with laws and regulations applicable to the administration grant programs awarded to tribal governments is the responsibility of the COPS Office, OJP, and OVW management. An audit includes examining, on a test basis, evidence about compliance with laws and regulations. At the time of our audit, the pertinent legislation and the applicable regulations were:

  • Omnibus Crime Control and Safe Street Act of 1968

  • Missing Children’s Assistance Act

  • Victims of Crime Act of 1984

  • Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act of 1994

  • Victims of Child Abuse Act of 1990

  • Victims of Trafficking and Violence Protection Act of 2000

  • Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act of 1974

Except for the issues discussed in the Findings and Recommendations section of this report, nothing came to our attention that caused us to believe that the COPS Office, OJP, and OVW management was not in compliance with the laws listed above.

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