The OIG initiated a review to examine the Department of Justice’s oversight of asset seizure activities, focusing on assessing the scope of federal seizure activities and the success rate of those actions, as well as the nature and extent of Department-organized or funded asset seizure training initiatives. Our review will cover the policies, practices, documentation, and outcomes of these activities and training programs.
The Correctional Systems and Correctional Alternatives on Tribal Lands (CSCATL) Program funds the planning and construction or renovation of tribal justice facilities and also supports community-based alternatives to incarceration for offenders committing alcohol and other substance abuse–related crime. The BJA administers the CSCATL Program in coordination with the Bureau of Indian Affairs within the Department of the Interior which, with tribal grantees, is responsible for supporting, operating, and maintaining the correctional facilities. The OIG’s audit will assess OJP’s management and oversight of the CSCATL Program, including the contracting activities of program grantees, and determine the extent of OJP’s cooperation and coordination with the Bureau of Indian Affairs to ensure efficient and effective correctional services in Indian Country.
PSOB Programs provide education and death benefits to eligible survivors of federal, state, or local public safety officers, as the direct result of death or catastrophic personal injury sustained in the line of duty. The audit will assess the process used by the PSOB to make determinations for death and disability claims, paying particular attention to claims for which no initial determination had been made within 1 year of the claim’s initiation.
Pre-trial diversion and drug court programs are alternatives to incarceration that enable prosecutors, judges, and correctional officials to divert certain offenders from traditional criminal justice proceedings into programs designed to address the underlying cause for criminal behavior. This OIG audit will evaluate the design and implementation of the programs, variances in the usage of the programs among the U.S. Attorneys’ Offices, and costs savings associated with successful program participants.
The OIG is examining the efforts of the USAOs and EOUSA to collect criminal and civil debts. The OIG is reviewing the process for collecting criminal and civil debts, the process for classifying debts as uncollectible, and other activities associated with debt collection.
The OIG is auditing the Department’s Use of Extended Temporary Duty Travel (TDY). The preliminary objectives of the audit are to evaluate whether the Department, specifically the FBI, Criminal Division, United States Attorney’s Offices and Executive Office for United States Attorneys, and National Security Division: (1) are making appropriate use of extended TDY, (2) have sound extended TDY policies and practices that promote cost effectiveness, and (3) have adequate tracking systems and documentation for extended TDY expenditures.