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Residential Facilities: State and Federal Oversight Gaps May Increase Risk to Youth Well-Being
GAO-08-696T: Published: Apr 24, 2008. Publicly Released: Apr 24, 2008.
Nationwide, federal funding to states supported more than 200,000 youth in facilities seeking help for behavioral or emotional challenges in 2004. Recent federal reviews and investigations highlighted maltreatment in some facilities, resulting in hospitalizations and deaths. This testimony discusses (1) what is known about incidents that adversely affect youth well-being in residential facilities,...
Services Provided to Victims of Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault, Dating Violence, and Stalking
GAO-07-846R: Published: Jul 19, 2007. Publicly Released: Jul 19, 2007.
Historically, domestic violence, sexual assaults, and stalking incidents have often been ignored by society and treated as private family matters. However, in 1984, Congress passed and the President signed the Family Violence Prevention and Services Act (FVPSA) to, among other things, help prevent domestic violence and provide shelter and related assistance for victims. Grants funded under the act...
Prevalence of Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault, Dating Violence, and Stalking
GAO-07-148R: Published: Nov 13, 2006. Publicly Released: Nov 13, 2006.
In hearings conducted between 1990 and 1994, Congress noted that violence against women was a problem of national scope and that the majority of crimes associated with domestic violence, sexual assault, and stalking were perpetrated against women. These hearings culminated in the enactment of the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) in 1994 to address these issues on a national level. VAWA establishe...
National Sex Offender Registry: New Hire Data Has Potential for Updating Addresses of Convicted Sex Offenders
GAO-06-766: Published: Jul 31, 2006. Publicly Released: Aug 30, 2006.
In the 1990s, several heinous crimes put the issue of the sexual abuse of children onto the nation's policy agenda. Sexual crimes against children and adults are often perpetrated by individuals known to their victims and these crimes devastate families and communities. To safeguard children and their families, Congress enacted a series of laws between 1994 and 2003 that required sex offenders to...
Alaska Native Villages: Recent Federal Assistance Exceeded $3 Billion, with Most Provided to Regional Nonprofits
GAO-05-719: Published: Aug 2, 2005. Publicly Released: Aug 2, 2005.
This report responds to section 112, Division B, of the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2004, which directs GAO to review federal programs benefiting rural communities in Alaska. After discussions with congressional staff, GAO agreed to examine federal programs benefiting Alaska Native villages. Specifically, this report (1) provides information on the amount of federal assistance provided to A...
Health Care Fraud and Abuse Control Program: Results of Review of Annual Reports for Fiscal Years 2002 and 2003
GAO-05-134: Published: Apr 29, 2005. Publicly Released: Apr 29, 2005.
Because of the susceptibility of health care programs to fraud and abuse, Congress enacted the Health Care Fraud and Abuse Control (HCFAC) program as part of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) Pub. L. No. 104-191. HIPAA requires that the Departments of Health and Human Services (HHS) and Justice (DOJ) issue a joint annual report to Congress on amounts deposited...
Best Practices: Using Spend Analysis to Help Agencies Take a More Strategic Approach to Procurement
GAO-04-870: Published: Sep 16, 2004. Publicly Released: Sep 16, 2004.
"Spend analysis" is a tool that provides knowledge about who are the buyers, who are the suppliers, how much is being spent for what goods and services, and where are the opportunities to leverage buying power. Private sector companies are using spend analysis as a foundation for employing a strategic approach to procurement. Recognizing the potential in government purchasing, GAO examined if the...
Major Management Challenges and Program Risks: Department of Health and Human Services
GAO-03-101: Published: Jan 1, 2003. Publicly Released: Jan 1, 2003.
In its 2001 performance and accountability report on the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), GAO identified key management challenges faced by HHS and its constituent agencies associated with the Medicare program, oversight of nursing homes, medical product safety and efficacy, and ensuring the well-being of children and families. The information GAO presents in this report is intended...
Medicare: Health Care Fraud and Abuse Control Program for Fiscal Years 2000 and 2001
GAO-02-731: Published: Jun 3, 2002. Publicly Released: Jun 3, 2002.
The Medicare program is the nation's largest health insurer with almost 40 million beneficiaries and outlays of over $219 billion annually. Because of the susceptibility of the program to fraud and abuse, Congress enacted the Health Care Fraud and Abuse Control (HCFAC) Program as part of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPPAA) of 1996. HCFAC, which is administered by the D...
Emergency Medical Services: Reported Needs Are Wide-Ranging, With A Growing Focus on Lack of Data.
GAO-02-28: Published: Oct 12, 2001. Publicly Released: Nov 16, 2001.
Local emergency medical systems (EMS) have reported substantial needs in such areas as personnel, training, equipment, and the availability of doctors to advise emergency personnel in the field. Federal agencies have supported EMS improvements by acting as facilitators rather then by establishing requirements or providing significant funding. The agencies provide technical assistance, set voluntar...