Funding: Archives 2014 & Earlier

Department of Justice Conference Expenditures

U.S. Department of Justice, Office of the Inspector General

An audit by the inspector general found that sponsors and planners for 10 of the Justice Department’s major conferences failed to consistently compare or document costs. Analysts found that three types of costs – external event planning, food and beverages and audio-visual – represented 71 percent of the $6.2 million spent to plan and host the 10 conferences. Some of the expenses, while allowable, appeared to have been “extravagant,” the report says. The report says the department spent $25 per person at one conference for an “at-the-movies” snack break, consisting of candy, popcorn and soft drinks, and $64,000 at another conference for coffee, water and soda for 1,500 attendees over three days.

The report looked at the 10 most expensive Justice Department conferences between October 2004 and September 2006. The most expensive during that period was the Coordinating Council on Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention’s National Conference, Jan. 9-13, 2006. The event cost $1,085,568. Free. 128 pages. (202) 616-4633, http://www.usdoj.gov/oig/reports/plus/a0742/final.pdf.

Comments

Youth Today is the only independent, internationally distributed digital media publication that is read by thousands of professionals in the youth service field.

Youth Today adheres to high-quality journalistic standards, providing readers with professional news coverage dedicated to examining a wide spectrum of complex issues in the youth services industry from legislation to community-based youth work.

EDITORIAL INDEPENDENCE

Our organization retains full authority over editorial content to protect the best journalistic and business interests of our organization. We maintain a firewall between news coverage decisions and sources of all revenue.

DONORS & DONOR TRANSPARENCY

We are committed to transparency in every aspect of funding our organization. Donors may be quoted, mentioned or featured in our stories. Our news judgments are made independently – not based on or influenced by donors. Accepting financial support does not mean we endorse donors or their products, services or opinions…(read more)

Archives

Categories

Recent Comments

Kennesaw State University Mountain Logo & Ceneter for Sustainable Journalism Logo
LOGO Institute for Nonprofit News 3 turquoise boxes stacked in "J" shape

Copyright © 2018 Youth Today and MVP Themes --- Published by Center for Sustainable Journalism,
Kennesaw State University, 1200 Chastain Blvd. Suite 310, Kennesaw GA 30144

To Top