As required by the Government Auditing Standards, we tested OJP’s records and documents pertaining to the SWBPI program to obtain reasonable assurance OJP complied with laws and regulations that, if not complied with, in our judgment could have a material effect on the administration of the SWBPI program. Compliance with laws and regulations applicable to the SWBPI program is the responsibility of OJP management. An audit includes examining, on a test basis, evidence about compliance with laws and regulations. At the time of this audit, the pertinent legislation could be found in: Pub. L. No. 107-77 (2001), the Departments of Commerce, Justice, and State, the Judiciary, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2002, and all subsequent SWBPI appropriations.
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 OJP management was not in compliance with the federal regulations governing the SWBPI program listed above.