Semiannual Report to Congress

October 1, 2010 – March 31, 2011
Office of the Inspector General

Office of Justice Programs

Photo of police carOJP manages the majority of the Department’s grant programs and is responsible for developing initiatives to address crime at the state and local levels. OJP is composed of 5 bureaus – Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA), Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS), National Institute of Justice (NIJ), Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP), and Office for Victims of Crime (OVC) – as well as the Community Capacity Development Office and the Office of Sex Offender Sentencing, Monitoring, Apprehending, Registering, and Tracking. In this section, we discuss OJP’s oversight of grant funds awarded through the regular appropriations process. We discuss our work related to OJP’s oversight of grant funds awarded under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 in a separate section in this semiannual report.

Reports Issued

Audits of Grants to State and Local Entities

The OIG conducts audits of various grants and other financial assistance provided by OJP to recipients outside of the Department. These recipients include state and local governments, universities, non-profit agencies, and for-profit agencies. During this reporting period, we conducted 11 audits of external OJP recipients. Examples of findings from these audits included the following:


During this reporting period, the OIG received 23 complaints involving OJP. The most common allegation made against OJP employees, contractors, or grantees was fraud.

During this reporting period, the OIG opened eight cases and referred six complaints to OJP for its review and appropriate action. At the close of the reporting period, the OIG had 29 open criminal or administrative investigations of alleged misconduct related to OJP employees, contractors, or grantees. The majority of these criminal investigations were related to fraud.

OJP cases opened by offense category for October 1, 2010 through March 31, 2011: Conflicts of interest-1; fraud-7.
Source:  Investigations Data Management System

The following are examples of cases involving OJP that the OIG’s Investigations Division handled during this reporting period:


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