U.S. DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE
Grants to Encourage Arrest Policies Program
Administered by the Jefferson County District Attorney's Office, Colorado
August 19, 1998
The Office of the Inspector General, Audit Division, has completed an audit of the Grants to Encourage Arrest Policies Program, Grant No. 97-WE-VX-0067, administered by the Jefferson County District Attorney's Office (Jefferson County), for the period of March 1, 1997, through August 31, 1998. The $576,399 grant, awarded by the Office of Justice Programs (OJP), is effective from March 1, 1997, through August 31, 1998.
Generally, Jefferson County properly managed the grant. Based on information provided by the grant officials, we determined that the grant objectives had been implemented. However, we identified the following concerns:
- Jefferson County did not receive, verify, or maintain supporting documentation for billings submitted by agencies participating under the grant. As a result, participating agencies were reimbursed $9,720 in unsupported costs.
- Jefferson County did not timely submit Financial Status Reports for the periods ended March 31, 1997, and December 31, 1997.
- Jefferson County overstated total program outlays and total Federal share of outlays on the Financial Status Report for the period ended March 31, 1998, by $24,485 and $46,507, respectively.