Audit Report


Center for Effective Public Policy

Implementing Effective Sex Offender Management Strategies:

A Program of Training and Technical Assistance

Grant No. 97-WT-VX-K007



September 29, 1998



Executive Summary


The Office of the Inspector General, Audit Division, has completed an audit of cooperative agreement number 97-WT-VX-K007 (hereinafter "grant") awarded by the U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs (OJP), to the Center for Effective Public Policy (Center). The Center received an award of $1,427,881 to implement effective sex offender management strategies.

Our audit concentrated on, but was not limited to, the period of February 10, 1997 through May 31, 1998. We reviewed transactions to determine whether costs were allowable, reasonable, and in accordance with applicable laws, regulations, guidelines, and terms and conditions of the grant. We also reviewed requests for reimbursement and the accuracy and timeliness of financial and progress reports.

In brief, our audit determined that:

These items are discussed in detail in the FINDINGS AND RECOMMENDATIONS section of the report. Our SCOPE AND METHODOLOGY appear in Appendix I.