In January, 2006, the Indiana Criminal Justice Institute (ICJI) contracted with the IUPUI Center for Urban Policy and the Environment (and now with the Center for Criminal Justice Research—CCJR) to perform descriptive assessments of selected federal grant programs administered by ICJI. ICJI asked CCJR to examine subgrantee files and assess the process of subgrantee grant applications and the extent to which reported performance of services was consistent with subgrantee proposals. The major purpose of each assessment was to determine whether subgrantees were producing the services proposed in grant applications, as well as to compile any performance information contained within ICJI’s internal subgrantee files.
To complete the assessments, CCJR used a general methodology that included review of federal funding reports, internal ICJI subgrant information, subgrantee grant applications, and annual and semi-annual subgrantee reports. There were two primary sources of data on funds: National Institute of Justice and Bureau of Justice Assistance federal funds flows to states (this included both NIJ and ICJI reports), and internal ICJI subgrant allocations and expenditure reports (drawn from ICJI subgrantee control spreadsheets). Primary sources of case study data were subgrantee files (from ICJI grant applications detail) and regular fiscal and performance reports submitted by subgrantees. This is the final report of this series, and concludes the ICJI grant assessment project.