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Deaths in Custody: Additional Action Needed to Help Ensure Data Collected by DOJ Are Utilized

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Office of Justice Programs The Assistant Attorney General for the Office of Justice Programs should develop a DOJ implementation plan—that includes documentation of metrics and corresponding performance targets, and identifies roles and responsibilities for taking corrective action—to determine state compliance with DCRA. (Recommendation 1)
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When we confirm what actions the agency has taken in response to this recommendation, we will provide updated information.

Juvenile Justice Grants: The Office of Justice Programs Could Improve the Quality of a Key Fraud Control

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Office of Justice Programs The Director of the Office of Audit, Assessment, and Management should document any changes to the GAT data sources and scoring processes resulting from OJP's ongoing review of GAT data extract and workflow processes. (Recommendation 1)
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DOJ agreed with this recommendation and subsequently told us it created a Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) that includes procedures to ensure documentation is maintained in the Grant Assessment Tool (GAT) Change Log of all changes to the data sources and scoring processes. OJP also told us that the GAT Change Log will include a summary of the GAT data source, scoring process change, and the date of the modification in one central location. We asked OJP to provide a copy of this SOP and will update the status of this recommendation after confirming the actions OJP has taken are responsive to

Office of Justice Programs The Director of the Office of Audit, Assessment, and Management should document the GAT scoring and quality assurance processes developed for subaward-related risk criteria within the JustGrants system. (Recommendation 2)
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DOJ agreed with this recommendation and subsequently told us it documented its GAT scoring and quality assurance processes for subaward-related risk criteria processes in the GAT Change Log. We asked DOJ to provide us a copy of the GAT Change Log and will update the status of this recommendation when we can confirm whether DOJ's actions are responsive to this recommendation.

Office of Justice Programs The Director of the Office of Audit, Assessment, and Management should document the GAT quality assurance processes for both new and existing GAT risk criteria within the JustGrants system, to include requirements associated with manual scoring changes. (Recommendation 3)
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DOJ agreed with this recommendation and subsequently told us it created a Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) that includes how to document quality assurance processes for both new and existing GAT risk criteria in the GAT Change Long as changes occur in the risk environment. We asked DOJ to provide a copy of this SOP and will update the status of this recommendation when we can confirm whether DOJ's actions are responsive to this recommendation.

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