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Major Management Challenges and Program Risks: Department of Justice
OCG-99-10: Published: Jan 1, 1999. Publicly Released: Jan 1, 1999.
As part of its Performance and Accountability Series, GAO provided information on the major management challenges and program risks facing the Department of Justice.GAO noted that: (1) the Immigration and Naturalization Service's (INS) persistent management challenges have resulted in recommendations to restructure the agency so that enforcement of immigration laws and delivery of immigration serv...
Abortion Clinics: Information on the Effectiveness of the Freedom of Access to Clinic Entrances Act
GGD-99-2: Published: Nov 10, 1998. Publicly Released: Nov 10, 1998.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on: (1) the occurrence of abortion clinic incidents before and after the enactment of the Freedom of Access to Clinic Entrances Act of 1994 (FACE); (2) views regarding FACE and its effectiveness from representatives of these clinics, selected police departments and U.S. Attorney offices, and other representatives from the Department of...
GGD-97-19R: Published: Nov 20, 1996. Publicly Released: Nov 20, 1996.
GAO reviewed pre-seizure planning practices in the Department of Justice (DOJ), focusing on: (1) what pre-seizure planning guidelines exist for the U.S. Attorneys, U.S. Marshals Service (USMS), Drug Enforcement Administration, and Federal Bureau of Investigation for determining whether or not to seize real property and businesses; and (2) to what extent the agencies follow the guidelines for pre-s...
Federal Law Enforcement: Investigative Authority and Personnel at 13 Agencies
GGD-96-154: Published: Sep 30, 1996. Publicly Released: Sep 30, 1996.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the 13 federal agencies with the largest number of law enforcement investigative personnel, focusing on: (1) the types of violations investigated by these agencies; (2) these agencies' investigative authorities; (3) the number of law enforcement investigative personnel at these agencies at the end of fiscal years 1987, 1991, and 1995...
Private and Public Prisons: Studies Comparing Operational Costs and/or Quality of Service
GGD-96-158: Published: Aug 16, 1996. Publicly Released: Aug 16, 1996.
GAO reviewed several studies that compared privatized and public correctional facilities in terms of operational costs and quality of service.GAO found that: (1) five studies comparing operational costs or quality of service at private and public correctional facilities in California, Tennessee, Washington, Texas, and New Mexico had been completed since 1991; (2) it could not draw any conclusions...
Asset Forfeiture: Historical Perspective on Asset Forfeiture Issues
T-GGD-96-40: Published: Mar 19, 1996. Publicly Released: Mar 19, 1996.
GAO discussed the Departments of Justice's and Treasury's asset forfeiture programs. GAO noted that: (1) the asset forfeiture programs present a high risk for abuse and fraud because of program mismanagement and internal control weaknesses; (2) Marshals Service mismanagement, ineffective oversight, slow disposition, and poor recordkeeping of seized property has resulted in excessive costs and mill...
Federal Fugitives: More Timely Entry on National Wanted Person File Is Needed
GGD-96-64: Published: Feb 26, 1996. Publicly Released: Feb 26, 1996.
GAO reviewed the Federal Bureau of Investigation's (FBI) National Crime Information Center (NCIC) wanted person file, focusing on the: (1) length of time it takes federal law enforcement agencies to enter fugitives onto the file; (2) information that agencies have on data entry times and the means used to monitor entry times; and (3) agencies' plans to reduce entry delays.GAO found that: (1) FBI a...
Private Attorneys: Selected Attorneys' Fee Awards Against Nine Federal Agencies in 1993 and 1994
GGD-96-18: Published: Oct 31, 1995. Publicly Released: Dec 4, 1995.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on selected attorneys' fee awards against nine federal agencies in 1993 and 1994, focusing on the number of cases and amount of attorneys' fees awarded over $10,000.GAO found that: (1) the 9 federal agencies reported 441 plaintiff attorneys' fee awards that totalled about $20 million; (2) the highest single fee awarded during this 2-yea...
Federal Fugitive Apprehension: Agencies Taking Action to Improve Coordination and Cooperation
GGD-95-75: Published: May 2, 1995. Publicly Released: May 2, 1995.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Department of Justice's 1988 federal fugitive apprehension policy, focusing on interagency coordination problems and agencies' efforts to address those problems.GAO found that: (1) officials from all federal agencies involved in fugitive apprehension stated that they did not have extensive interagency coordination problems, overlapping or dupli...
High Risk Series: Asset Forfeiture Programs
HR-95-7: Published: Feb 1, 1995. Publicly Released: Feb 1, 1995.
GAO reviewed the U.S. Customs Service's and Department of Justice's (DOJ) management of property seized through their asset forfeiture programs.GAO found that: (1) the government has lost significant revenues because seized property has not been properly cared for; (2) despite legislation that requires Justice and the Department of the Treasury to develop a plan to consolidate their postseizure ad...