Semiannual Report to Congress

April 1, 2011 – September 30, 2011
Office of the Inspector General

Office of Justice Programs

Photo of a police car and officerOJP 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 audit 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, the OIG conducted four audits of external OJP recipients.


During this reporting period, the OIG received 30 complaints involving OJP. The most common allegation made against OJP employees, contractors, or grantees was fraud.

During this reporting period, the OIG opened 11 cases. At the close of the reporting period, the OIG had 26 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 April 1, 2011 through September 30, 2011: Conflicts of interest - 2; fraud - 9.
Source:  Investigations Data Management System

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

Ongoing Work

OJJDP Award to the National Council on Crime and Delinquency

The OIG has initiated an audit of an OJP award made to the National Council on Crime and Delinquency (NCCD) to support Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention research. Specifically, the award provides funding for NCCD’s project on Evaluating the Effectiveness of the Juvenile Detention Alternatives Initiative to Decrease Disproportionate Minority Contact and Detention of Status Offenders. The audit objectives are to determine whether the award was made fairly and appropriately, and determine whether NCCD has any actual or potential conflicts of interest that may adversely affect its performance under the award.


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