Examining Mismanagement in Office of Justice Programs Grantmaking

Hearing Date: July 14, 2016 2:00 pm 2247 Rayburn HOB

PURPOSE:

  • To understand the difficulties faced in the Office of Justice Programs (OJP) and similar grant programs.

BACKGROUND:

  • The Department of Justice (DOJ) Office of Inspector General (OIG) labeled oversight of grants as a “top management challenge” in fiscal year 2015, and the U.S. Government Accountability Office’s 2012 duplication report found duplication and overlap in DOJ grant programs.
  • Since 2014, DOJ OIG has conducted audits on OJP grants and found various oversight shortcomings including grant programs differing significantly from original plans, funds spent inappropriately, or other significant transparency issues.

Witnesses and testimonies

Name Title Organization Panel Document
The Honorable Michael E. Horowitz Inspector General U.S. Department of Justice Document
Ms. Beth McGarry Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General for Office of Justice Programs U.S. Department of Justice Document
Ms. Gretta Goodwin Acting Director, Homeland Security and Justice U.S. Government Accountability Office Document
Mr. Jeffrey Sedgwick, Ph.D. Executive Director Justice Research and Statistics Association Document