Office of Justice Programs, Bureau of Justice Assistance, Statewide Ridge House Collaborative Grant Awarded to the Ridge House, Inc., Grant Number 2001-DD-BX-0044, Reno, Nevada
Report No. GR-90-05-006
Office of the Inspector General
The Office of the Inspector General, Audit Division, has completed an audit of the Statewide Ridge House Collaborative grant, awarded by the U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs (OJP), Bureau of Justice Assistance, to the Ridge House, headquartered in Reno, Nevada. The mission of Ridge House “is serving the criminal justice population through prevention, intervention and rehabilitation treatment, thereby assisting the community in our fight against crime.” As of September 17, 2002, Ridge House was awarded a total of $822,120. We tested Ridge House’s accounting records to determine if reimbursements claimed for costs under the grant were allowable, supported, and in accordance with applicable laws, regulations, guidelines, and terms and conditions of the grant.
Of the $821,069 expended as of December 31, 2003, we tested transactions totaling $337,901 and found some transactions lacked adequate support. As a result, we question $8,778 in grant funds received.
These items are discussed in detail in the Findings and Recommendations section of the report. Our audit objectives, scope, and methodology appear in Appendix II.