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The Department of Justice's Inspector General has found instances of potential fraud, waste, and abuse in programs of DOJ's Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention. This office awarded nearly $874 million in grants from FY 2017-2019.
About 16 percent of adolescents and 38 percent of young adults used illicit substances in 2016. Most young adults who develop substance use disorders begin using in adolescence.
There are federal grants that fund drug addiction treatment for adolescents and young adults.
Although Congress appropriates much of the federal budget on an annual basis, it provides some federal agencies and programs with permanent funding authority—which gives them greater autonomy to collect and obligate fees, fines, and penalties.
What GAO Found From fiscal years 2010 through 2015, the U.S. Marshals Service's (USMS) largest prisoner costs were housing payments to state, local, and private prisons. For example, in fiscal year 2015 USMS spent 86 percent of its $1.4 billion in prisoner operation costs on housing.
What GAO Found For the 28 Victims of Child Abuse Act (VOCA) grants the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) awarded from fiscal years 2010 through 2013, grantees expended less than 20 percent, on average, of each grant they received during the original 12-month project period....
What GAO Found The Department of Justice (DOJ) has taken action to address all five of the recommendations GAO made in February 2012--see GAO-12-353--and GAO considers all five to be closed as implemented.
What GAO FoundThe Office of Management and Budget (OMB) provides detailed guidance in Circular No. A-11 for the agency goal development and the performance data verification and validation processes. OMB Circular No.
What GAO Found In summary, BOP uses different factors in estimating the daily costs of its facilities and community corrections and incorporating certain additional factors would increase the daily cost per inmate for its facilities.