Special Report: OJJDP Grant Making Scandal

Youth Today’s ongoing coverage of questionable grant making by the U.S. Office of Juvenile Detention and Delinquency Prevention.

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Special Report: Related Documents

The following documents accompany Youth Today’s reporting:

  • Documents entered into record by the House Oversight Committee’s hearing on OJJDP grant-making, June 19, 2008.


Opening Statement of Rep. Henry Waxman (D-Calif.)

Statement of Rep. Tom Davis (R-Va.)

Statement of OJJDP Administrator J. Robert Flores

Internal OJJDP e-mail

First Tee receipt

  • From “At Justice, 84th Place Wins”

OJJDP spreadsheets containing scores and place-rankings for bids submitted under various 2007 grant programs, including mentoring, research and delinquency prevention (winners are highlighted by red borders).

    • From “Former Justice Official Says Juvenile Chief Misled Her” and “A Friend at Justice”

A memo that U.S. Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Administrator Robert Flores wrote to Regina Schofield last July, in which he explained how he chose 10 winning proposals from among more than 100 bids for the National Programs grants.

    • From “Juvenile Judges Group Secretly Pays to Settle U.S. Fraud Claim”

Under a set of confidential agreements, the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges will pay $300,000 to settle allegations that it committed fraud to get grant money from the U.S. Department of Justice, while its director will pay $16,500 to settle conflict-of-interest charges.

The Justice Department charged that the council falsified employee time sheets, billed the federal government for work by “ghost” employees, failed to disclose that it hired the spouses of employees and fired a worker who questioned those practices, according to settlements filed this month in U.S. District Court in Reno, Nev.

Serena Hulbert, who alleges she was wrongfully fired from the council, filed a new lawsuit for wrongful termination on April 23, according to court records.

    • From “Juvenile Justice, A Panel of One”

Here are PDFs of the winning 2007 National Juvenile Justice Program bids.

Here is a detailed list of bidders for OJJDP’s 2007 National Juvenile Justice Program grants (winners are highlighted).

Here is a spreadsheet of all OJJDP 2007 discretionary grants.


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