Program evaluation (71 - 80 of 81 items)
Activities of the Veterans Administration's Office of the Inspector General
112531: Jun 11, 1980
Activities of the Veterans Administration's (VA) Office of Inspector General (OIG) were discussed. GAO reviewed an OIG investigation of allegations concerning the medical center at Palo Alto, California. It investigated allegations related to harassment of certain VA employees and observations concerning the recently proposed establishment of a VA Office of Medical Inspector. The present OIG consi...
States Are Funding Juvenile Justice Projects That Conform to Legislative Objectives
GGD-80-40: Published: Mar 7, 1980. Publicly Released: Mar 7, 1980.
The Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention of the Law Enforcement Assistance Administration (LEAA) has provided formula grants to the States to plan for and fund projects in the juvenile justice and delinquency prevention areas. The funds were appropriated under the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act. Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the use of funds pr...
Closer Controls and Better Data Could Improve Antitrust Enforcement
GGD-80-16: Published: Feb 29, 1980. Publicly Released: Feb 29, 1980.
Two agencies share responsibility for enforcing Federal antitrust laws: the Justice Department's Antitrust Division, through civil and criminal legal proceedings; and the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), through adjudication before Administrative Law Judges. Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed their performance in enforcing Federal antitrust laws. Data was compiled on 294 antitrust in...
Confusion Over the Goals and Objectives of the Omnibus Crime Control and Safe Streets Act Program
B-157179: Published: Mar 19, 1979. Publicly Released: Mar 19, 1979.
No summary is currently available...
War on Organized Crime Faltering: Federal Strike Forces Not Getting the Job Done
107447: Oct 4, 1978
Because conventional methods of law enforcement had proven ineffective against organized crime, in January 1967 the Federal Government began establishing a joint-agency strike force program consisting of 18 strike forces staffed with Department of Justice attorneys and representatives from all Federal law enforcement agencies. A review of the 13 strike forces existing in December 1976 showed that:...
The Affirmative Action Programs in Three Bureaus of the Department of Justice Should Be Improved
FPCD-78-53: Published: Jul 5, 1978. Publicly Released: Jul 5, 1978.
Affirmative action programs were evaluated at the Department of Justice's Federal Prison System; Law Enforcement Assistance Administration; and offices, boards, and divisions.Some progress has been made toward increasing the representation and improving the distribution of women and minorities in the work force. For example, from July 1, 1974, through December 31, 1976, the number of women in the...
Federal Crime Control Assistance: A Discussion of the Program and Possible Alternatives
GGD-78-28: Published: Jan 27, 1978. Publicly Released: Jan 27, 1978.
The primary objective of the Omnibus Crime Control and Safe Streets Act, as amended, is crime control, with emphasis placed upon strengthening and improving law enforcement. There is some ambiguity in interpreting these goals. Difficulties in evaluating programs of the Law Enforcement Assistance Administration (LEAA) result from the lack of reliable means for measuring crime and delinquency and la...
Crime in Federal Recreation Areas: A Serious Problem Needing Congressional and Agency Attention
GGD-77-28: Published: Jun 21, 1977. Publicly Released: Jun 21, 1977.
To determine how federal agencies were protecting visitors to federal recreation areas, a review was made of the agencies' law enforcement programs. In addition, questionnaires were sent to 1,637 employees of 174 of the most frequently visited national forests, packs, historical sites, etc. Observations of the implementation of the law enforcement programs were carried out at 24 recreation areas.L...
Proposed Legislation to Strengthen the Capability of the Government to Detect, Prosecute, and Punish Fraudulent Activities under the Medicare and Medicaid Programs
HRD-77-65: Published: Mar 10, 1977. Publicly Released: Mar 10, 1977.
Several revisions would improve H.R. 3, 95th Congress, the purpose of which is to strengthen the capability of the Government to detect, prosecute, and punish fraudulent activities under the Medicare and Medicaid programs.Sections 3 and 8 of the bill, which relate to the disclosure of ownership and financial information and disclosure by providers or owners convicted of certain offenses, should be...
State and County Probation: Systems in Crisis
GGD-76-87: Published: May 27, 1976. Publicly Released: May 27, 1976.
Probation activities were reviewed to see if they were being managed effectively. GAO wanted to determine: (1) whether the Law Enforcement Assistance Administration (LEAA), the States, and the county probation departments were addressing the problems of developing probation systems that insure the public's safety and enable offenders to remain in the community and receive rehabilitation services;...