ABC Worldwide News: OJJDP Grants Scandal w/ Scott Peterson on NIGHTLINE





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Published on Jun 30, 2010

12-Time Emmy Award Iconic News Journalist Brian Ross
Interviews Whistle Blower and Juvenile Justice Champion Scott Bernard Peterson on ABC Worldwide News - Nightline.

Scott B. Peterson was interviewed on ABC's Worldwide News in June of 2008 by twelve (12) time Emmy Award winning news journalist Brian Ross. More than 10 million people watched iconic news journalist Brian Ross interview Scott Peterson, as the whistle-blower in the federal grant making scandal at the U.S. Department of Justice's Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention. Mr. Peterson took a stand against the federal government and exposed the cronyism, public deception, fraud, and abuse taking place at the U.S. Department of Justice by high ranking Presidential appointees who were misappropriating tens of millions of tax payer dollars intended for fair competition to benefit our most vulnerable children and youth.

Almost a dozen federal OJJDP juvenile justice grant competitions in just one year turned out to be anything but fair for the more than 500 plus local, state and national organizations that submitted applications for tens of millions of taxpayer dollars. Mr. Peterson's actions led to both House and Senate investigations and hearings and an Office of the Inspector General Investigation. Scott Peterson will be doing much more in the coming years to improve the integrity and transparency of competitions for federal taxpayer funds to include lobbying for full disclosure on the scores and rankings of all applicants and other freedom of information disclosures that increase transparency in government. We must demand full disclosure on the rankings and scores of non-sensitive federal grants that are competitive with our tax payer dollars. We must also request listings of everyone who applied for grants.

How can you help increase transparency in government with our tax payer dollars?

Please contact your two (2) United States Senators and your one (1) House of Representative in Congress and request that BOTH the scores and rankings of competitive federal tax payer juvenile justice and criminal justice grants be transparent and made available to the public.
Point browser here for contact information for the United States Senate and the United States House of Representatives:http://www.globalyouthjustice.org/Lob...

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