ERIC Number: ED297235
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1988-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
Juvenile Justice: Grant to the National Partnership To Prevent Drug and Alcohol Abuse. Briefing Report to the Chairman, Subcommittee on Human Resources, Committee on Education and Labor, House of Representatives.
General Accounting Office, Washington, DC. General Government Div.
The General Accounting Office (GAO) reviewed a grant awarded to the National Partnership To Prevent Drug and Alcohol Abuse by the Department of Justice's Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP). The GAO interviewed current and former agency and Partnership officials and reviewed applicable laws, policies, regulations, and agency documents and records to obtain information on: (1) the legality of OJJDP's involvement with the establishment of the Partnership; (2) the consistency of the grant award with applicable laws, policies, and regulations; (3) the amount expended by the grantee; (4) the consistency of the expenditure of funds with applicable federal regulations; (5) the achievement of grant objectives; (6) OJJDP's management of the grant; (7) the use of the Aspen Systems Corporation for the Partnership; and (8) investigations of OJJDP officials' conduct in relation to the Partnership. The investigation revealed that the grant was not effectively managed and many of the grant's objectives were not met. OJJDP's former Deputy Administrator was closely involved with the formation of the Partnership, federal funds were used to provide assistance for the Partnership's formation, and the grant award deviated from OJJDP's internal policy for awarding noncompetitive grants. Further research into these matters provided no basis to conclude that any laws were violated. (Appendices contain details about the objectives, scope, and methodology of the investigation; the awarding, managing, and funding of the grant; and a chronology of events surrounding the grant.) (NB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: General Accounting Office, Washington, DC. General Government Div.