The Office of Investigation (OI) carries out a comprehensive nationwide program to deter and detect illegal, improper, and prohibited activities involving LSC programs, operations, and personnel. OI conducts investigations of potential criminal and regulatory violations and works closely with federal, state and local prosecutors to seek legal action as warranted. OI also conducts financial and regulatory vulnerability assessments related to areas prone to fraud, waste, abuse, mismanagement, and noncompliance in an effort to assist grantees in the prevention and detection of fraud. Additionally, OI conducts proactive fraud prevention initiatives that involve fraud awareness briefings and field visits focused on educating grant recipients on how to detect and prevent frauds at their programs. OI also manages the OIG Hotline in order to receive allegations related to suspected fraud, waste, abuse and mismanagement in LSC programs or operations.