The SCI is an independent fact-finding agency whose mission is to investigate waste, fraud and abuse of government tax dollars. It is empowered to monitor and assess the threat posed by organized crime and to recommend new laws and other systemic remedies to protect the integrity of the governmental process on behalf of the citizens of New Jersey.
The Commission is required by law to pursue these investigations beyond the sphere of political influence or favoritism. The law requires the SCI's findings to be made public through written reports and/or public hearings.
Over the course of the nearly 50 years since the Commission's establishment in 1968, it has conducted more than 120 investigations. The Commission's work has saved taxpayers millions of dollars and has been the catalyst for numerous important statutory, regulatory and administrative reforms bolstering the integrity of government at all levels.