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Audit of the Office of Justice Programs Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Cooperative Agreements Awarded to the Children's Advocacy Center for the Pikes Peak Region dba Safe Passage, Colorado Springs, Colorado

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Date Published
April 2017
27 pages
The findings and methodology are presented for the U.S. Justice Department's Office of the Inspector General's (OIG's) audit of the cooperative agreements awarded to the Children's Advocacy Center for the Pikes Peak Region (CACPPR) dba Safe Passage in Colorado Springs, CO.
The CACPPR was awarded $2,649,910 under award numbers 2013-CI-FX-K003 and 2014-CI-FX-K003. These awards were for the operation of the Western Regional Advocacy Center, which is one of four regional children's advocacy centers (CAC) under the program. As of November 17, 2016, CACPPR had drawn down $2,296,612 of the total funds awarded. The audit's objectives were to determine whether costs claimed under the grants were allowable, supported, and in accordance with applicable laws, regulations, guidelines, and terms and conditions of the award, as well as to determine whether the grantee demonstrated adequate progress toward achieving program goals and objectives. The audit assessed program performance, financial management, expenditures, budget management and control, drawdowns, and Federal financial reports. The audit found that CACPPR did not comply with essential award conditions related to the use of award funds and Federal Financial Reports. CACPPR charged unallowable personnel,, contractor and consultant, and other direct costs to the awards, and Federal financial reports were not accurate. A total of $185,773 in unallowable costs were identified. Prior to the issuance of this report, CACPPR remedied $167,244 in unallowable costs, resulting in remaining unallowable costs of $18,529. The report has two recommendations to the Justice Department's Office of Justice Programs, which administers the awards. 3 tables and appended audit methodology, a schedule of dollar-related findings, and CACPPR and OJP responses to the draft audit report