The Office of Justice Programs Grants Awarded to the South Carolina Department of Juvenile Justice, Columbia, South Carolina

Audit Report GR-40-09-004
June 2009
Office of the Inspector General

Executive Summary

The Office of the Inspector General, Audit Division has completed an audit of Grant Number 2002-RE-CX-0012 awarded by the Office of Justice Programs (OJP) to the South Carolina Department of Juvenile Justice (SCDJJ). From July 2002 through September 2004, OJP awarded $1,051,980 to the SCDJJ for the Serious and Violent Offender Reentry Initiative (SVORI). The overall goal of the SVORI was to develop, implement, enhance, and evaluate reentry strategies to ensure the safety of the community and reduce serious, violent crime and recidivism.

We tested compliance with essential grant conditions pertaining to drawdowns, budget management and control, expenditures, reporting, and accomplishments. In addition, we tested the accounting records to determine if costs claimed under the grant were allowable, supported, reasonable, and in accordance with applicable laws, regulations, guidelines, and the terms and conditions of the grant. We identified $7,277 in questioned costs and identified the following audit findings.1

These concerns are discussed in detail in the Findings and Recommendations section of the report. Our audit objectives, scope, and methodology appear in Appendix I.

  1. The Inspector General Act of 1978, as amended, contains our reporting requirements for questioned costs and funds put to better use. However, not all findings are dollar-related. See Appendix III for a breakdown of our dollar-related findings and for a definition of questioned costs.


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