U.S. flag

An official website of the United States government, Department of Justice.

NCJRS Virtual Library

The Virtual Library houses over 235,000 criminal justice resources, including all known OJP works.
Click here to search the NCJRS Virtual Library

Audit of the Office of Justice Programs Victim Compensation Grants Awarded to the Wyoming Office of the Attorney General, Cheyenne, Wyoming

NCJ Number
Date Published
March 2020
41 pages
The objective of this audit was to evaluate how the Wyoming Crime Victim Compensation Program (WCVCP) designed and implemented its crime victim compensation program, which receives Victims of Crime Act (VOCA) funding.
The audit assessed performance in the following areas of grant management: (1) grant program planning and execution, (2) program requirements and performance reporting, and (3) grant financial management. The audit concluded that the WCVCP established an adequate program to compensate victims and survivors of criminal violence. The audit did not identify concerns with administrative costs, drawdown procedures, financial reports, and the three special conditions selected for testing; however, the audit identified issues with the lack of policies and procedures related to program performance reports. The audit also identified errors in the state certification form for fiscal years 2013 through 2017, resulting in the WCVCP receiving $822,000 in excess grant funds. The audit additionally identified $16,345 in unsupported expenditures and $1,791 in unallowable expenditures charged to the grant; however, after issuing the draft report, OJP de-obligated $360,986 to address these deficiencies. Therefore, the final report identifies $479,150 in questioned costs and funds to be put to better use. The report contains eight recommendations for the Office of Justice Programs (OJP) to assist the WCVCP in improving its grant management and administration. The auditors discussed the results of the audit with OJP and WCVCP officials and have included their comments in the report. Their responses can be found in Appendices 3 and 4, respectively. The analysis of those responses is included in Appendix 5.