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Assessments of NIJ

NIJ is committed to transparency and quality. Following you'll find assessments, audits, and evaluations of NIJ and its programs. Audits of individual awards can be found on website of the Office of the Inspector General, U.S. Department of Justice.

Assessments of the National Institute of Justice
Title Assessing Entity Date
DNA Evidence: DOJ Should Improve Performance Measurement and Properly Design Controls for Nationwide Grant Program Government Accountability Office May 2019
Audit of National Institute of Justice’s Grants Management (pdf, 42 pages) Office of the Inspector General, U.S. Department of Justice February 2019
Missing Persons and Unidentified Remains: Opportunities May Exist to Share Information More Efficiently Government Accountability Office June 2016
Electronic Monitoring: Draft National Standard for Offender Tracking Systems Addresses Common Stakeholder Needs Government Accountability Office November 2015
Support for Forensic Science Research: Improving the Scientific Role of the National Institute of Justice (2015) National Research Council of the National Academies September 2015
Justice Grant Programs: DOJ Could Improve Decision-Making Documentation and Better Assess Results of DNA Backlog Reduction Program Funds Government Accountability Office July 2013
Law Enforcement Body Armor: DOJ Supports Its Use and Enhancements, but Could Strengthen Management of Its Related Grant Programs Government Accountability Office February 2012
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National Research Council of the National Academies July 2010
Audit of the National Institute of Justice’s Practices for Awarding Grants and Contracts in Fiscal Years 2005 through 2007 DOJ Office of the Inspector General September 2009
Program Assessment of the National Institute of Justice Office of Management and Budget, Program Assessment Review Tool (PART) 2005
Law Enforcement: Better Performance Measures Needed to Assess Results of Justice's Office of Science and Technology Government Accountability Office November 2003
Justice Outcome Evaluations: Design and Implementation of Studies Require More NIJ Attention Government Accountability Office September 2003
Understanding Crime: An Evaluation of the National Institute of Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice (pdf, 261 pages) National Research Council of the National Academies 1977
Date Created: August 5, 2019