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12-Time Emmy Award Winning Iconic News Journalist Brian Ross
Interviews
Juvenile Justice Champion Scott B. Peterson
on ABC Worldwide New's/Nightline.

 
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'Nightline' broadcast is below.

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

Almost a dozen federal juvenile justice grant competitions in just this one year turned out to be anything but fair for the more than 500 plus local, state and national organizations and agencies that submitted applications for tens of millions of taxpayer dollars in 2008. 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 advocating for the full disclosure on the scores and rankings of all applicants and other freedom of information disclosures that increase transparency in government. We must advocate for full disclosure on the rankings and scores of only non-sensitive federal grants that are competitive with our tax payer dollars.  Even - if the federal government informs the public other considerations are considered beyond the scores and rankings in awarding competitive tax payer funds, these scores and rankings need to be made public.

How can you help increase transparency in the federal government with regards to our tax payer dollars being awarded in a competitive manner?

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.  Click here for contact information for the United States Senate and the United States House of Representatives:  http://www.usa.gov/Contact/Elected.shtml

Both the scores and rankings of non-sensitive competitive federal grants need to be made public.  The names of the applicants and peer reviewers names should also be made public.  We do agree peer review names should not identify which specific applications they scored, but the specific competition name needs to be made public.  Please make time in your schedule (just 10 minutes) to help improve transparency in the awarding of our federal tax payer dollars as described above. 

If you still need convincing - Please see the Worldwide ABC Worldwide Broadcast Coverage below.  Scott Peterson worked for the United States Department of Justice/Office of Justice Programs/Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (1997 to 2008) for eleven (11) years.  The below most certainly does NOT represent the integrity, moral character and high regard with which Scott and the vast majority of Americans hold our Justice Department and it's staff across the USA and around the world. 

More transparency is needed in the federal government in this specific area.  As a result of the below ABC Worldwide News Coverage of the USDOJ grants scandal, there have been a few very minor gains in federal agencies in 2010-2011 to include the U.S. Department of Education, where they released the names of peer reviewers for one (1) federal grant competition (Promise Neighborhood's Grant Competition) and the Corporation for National and Community Service, where they released the names of the applicants for one (1) competitive announcement (Social Innovation Fund/FY2010).  Join with Scott Peterson's and his friends, colleagues and others who support greater transparency in the federal grant making process. 

Making the Time for Juvenile Crime,

Scott Bernard Peterson
CEO/Owner
Global Youth Justice, LLC