Auditing

Reminder: If you are the county or municipality’s finance staff responsible for the budget and accountability of the Victim Assistance Fines, Fees and Assessment Funds, please call DCVC at 803.734.1900 and ask for the DCVC Auditing staff, or you may email the Auditing staff at eford@scag.gov, dboyd@scag.gov, mlee-thompson@scag.gov and tgreen@scag.gov to update your contact information.


DCVC Auditing Section


The Office of the Attorney General, Department of Crime Victim Compensation (DCVC) has worked very diligently with other agencies across the state to bridge the gap in victim services and continue to strive to provide the best quality of services to those who have been victimized. As a result, we have legislation enabling DCVC to provide oversight of the Victim Assistance Fines, Fees and Assessment Fund. ACT 96 (Part IV) mandates DCVC to conduct an audit which shall include both a programmatic review and financial audit of any entity or non-profit organization receiving victim assistance funding.


Auditing Legislation


State Victim Assistance Program Proviso


State Treasurer’s Proviso


Statistical Year-End Reports


Approved Guidelines for Expenditures of Monies Collected for Crime Victim Service in Municipalities and Counties


Frequently Asked Questions Regarding The Victim Assistance Fines, Fees and Assessment Fund


Uniform Supplemental Schedule



Non-Compliant Budget Submissions

Non-Compliant Budget Submission ACT 96 (Part IV)
ACT 96 (B) states, “Any local entity or nonprofit organization that receives funding from revenue generated from crime victim funds is required to submit their budget for the expenditure of these funds to the Office of the Attorney General, South Carolina Crime Victim Services Division within thirty days of the budget's approval by the governing body of the entity or nonprofit organization. Failure to comply with this provision shall cause the division to initiate a programmatic review and a financial audit of the entity's or nonprofit organization's expenditures of victim assistance funds. Additionally, the division will place the name of the noncompliant entity or nonprofit organization on its website, where it shall remain until such time as the noncompliant entity or nonprofit organization is in compliance with the terms of this proviso.”

The following entities have been identified as being in non-compliance per ACT 96. Therefore, the name of the agency has been placed on the DCVC website. Their name will remain on the website until such time in which they comply with the proviso.

Non-Compliant Entities: FY 16-17
  1. Town of Lincolnville (since FY14-15)
  2. Town of Mayesville

Pre-requested Audit Documents

Should the Office to the Attorney General, Department of Crime Victim Compensation perform a Programmatic Review and Financial Audit of your victim funds, the following documents will be requested prior to the site visit:

  • Copy of Financial Statements
  • List of all local governing entities and non-profit organizations receiving VAFFA funds
  • Victim Staff Hired Report
  • Victim Advocate Job Description
  • Proof of VSP Certifications for all Victim Advocates
  • Copy of victim assistance operational policies and procedures
  • Copy of prior audits
  • Are you currently being investigated or has there been any previous investigations conducted by SLED in your area? If so, please explain.

Please return all documents at least five business days prior to the auditor’s on-site visit. (Note: DCVC reserves the right to request any additional information as deemed necessary for completing this Programmatic Review)


Technical Support Documents

PLEASE NOTE: This section is updated periodically.



Sample Contract

Please read the following instructions carefully before using any of the documents in this section.

It is not a requirement that the Counties/Municipalities use the SAMPLE CONTRACT provided on the Office of the Attorney General, Department of Crime Victim Compensation (DCVC) website. However, counties providing services need to ensure that monthly, quarterly, and yearly statistical reports are provided to each municipality that has entered a contract and are receiving services through the county.




Contact DCVC Auditing

Ethel Douglas Ford, CPM
Assistant Deputy Director
Phone: 803.734.1704
Fax: 803.734.1708
eford@scag.gov

Dexter Boyd
Senior Auditor
Phone: 803.734.0434
Fax: 803.734.1708
dboyd@scag.gov

Teresa Green
Auditor
Phone: 803.734.7108
Fax: 803.734.1708
tgreen@scag.gov

Mignon Lee-Thompson
Auditor
Phone: 803.734.1048
Fax: 803.734.1708
mlee-thompson@scag.gov

Department of Crime Victim Compensation
1205 Pendleton Street, Room 401
Columbia, South Carolina 29201
Phone: 803.734.1900