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Office of Justice Programs Grant for Drug Court Improvement and Enhancement
to the Fourth Judicial Circuit Court, Jacksonville, Florida

September 1999
Office of the Inspector General


The Office of the Inspector General, Audit Division, has completed an audit of grant number 96-DC-MX-0004 awarded by the U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs (OJP) to the Fourth Judicial Circuit Court of Florida (grantee). The grantee received an initial grant of $779,721 to improve and expand services offered by the drug court program in Jacksonville, Florida. The grant project period was September 1, 1996 through September 30, 1998. The grantee received a supplemental grant of $198,898 to continue the drug court program through June 30, 1999.

In brief, the grantee properly charged costs to the grant and implemented the grant objectives. However, our audit determined the grantee:

These items are discussed in detail in the Findings and Recommendations section of the report. Our scope and methodology appear in Appendix II.