U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs

Office of Audit, Assessment, and Management (OAAM)

OAAM works to improve and enhance programmatic oversight for the Office of Justice Programs' bureaus and program offices, as well as the Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS Office) and the Office on Violence Against Women. OAAM has four main responsibilities:

  1. Ensure financial grant compliance and auditing of OJP's internal controls to prevent waste, fraud, and abuse;
  2. Conduct program assessments of OJP and COPS Office grant programs;
  3. Oversee monitoring activities; and
  4. Serve as a central source for grant management policy.

OAAM performs coordination and oversight activities in support of OJP's implementation of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, working to ensure that the goals of the Act are met within a framework of accountability and that the risk of waste, fraud, error, or abuse is mitigated.

To accomplish its mission, OAAM is divided into three divisions:

  • The Audit and Review Division conducts internal reviews of OJP processes and coordinates all activities related to OJP operations.
  • The Program Assessment Division conducts assessments of grant programs and initiatives and oversees monitoring.
  • The Grants Management Division creates and maintains tools, policies, and practices to support OJP staff and ensure they are managing their grants effectively.
Director: Ralph Martin


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