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Courts & Legal Assistance

funding levels adjusted for inflation (cpi)

  • Funding History
Adjusted for inflation (cpi) NOT adjusted
FY19$812,209,644$812,209,644
FY18$728,552,377$711,106,800
FY17$801,761,771$765,355,585
FY16$786,862,306$737,451,267
FY15$750,759,450$698,920,704
FY14$735,792,702$680,114,121
FY13$729,503,470$664,001,959
FY12$692,771,233$620,116,401
FY11$762,532,971$663,088,046
FY10$743,819,427$634,233,411
FY09$789,969,249$667,018,837
FY08$793,699,281$660,912,358
FY07$801,163,595$643,264,519
FY06$676,396,360$529,330,525
FY05$656,300,715$494,908,420
FY04$670,238,957$490,676,503
FY03$738,406,826$528,914,783
FY02$794,943,251$557,137,659
FY01$822,531,287$566,442,491
  • See Changes in Funding
Between and
Funding for Courts & Legal Assistance
2.3%

comparisons adjusted for inflation (cpi)

Adjusted for inflation (cpi) NOT adjusted
FY19 GAA$812,209,644$812,209,644
FY19 Leg$812,209,644$812,209,644
FY19 Sen$758,215,393$758,215,393
FY19 SWM$754,845,886$754,845,886
FY19 Hou$749,106,587$749,106,587
FY19 HWM$747,199,603$747,199,603
FY19 Gov$787,797,101$787,797,101
FY18$728,552,377$711,106,800

funding levels adjusted for inflation (cpi)

  • Active Line Items
  • All Line Items
FY15FY16FY17FY18FY19
Supreme Judicial Court$8,980,428$9,256,667$9,178,944$9,162,676$9,326,394
Suffolk County Supreme Judicial Court Clerks Office$1,667,340$1,656,215$1,642,309$1,646,653$1,723,134
Commission on Judicial Conduct$697,811$799,270$784,633$779,639$848,768
Board of Bar Examiners$1,332,854$1,449,974$1,423,421$1,440,480$1,544,084
Committee for Public Counsel Services$28,961,752$30,644,710$29,951,198$60,341,555$65,493,432
CPCS Attorney Salaries$28,536,876$29,685,184$32,142,480$0$0
Private Counsel Compensation$143,525,059$148,853,340$160,051,411$102,049,725$155,353,380
Indigent Counsel Fees Retained Revenue$698,210$0$0$0$0
Indigent Persons Fees and Court Costs$16,407,057$19,795,010$24,293,063$15,318,799$23,184,600
Massachusetts Legal Assistance Corporation$16,112,546$18,139,042$18,856,218$18,441,594$21,040,000
Mental Health Legal Advisors Committee$1,048,567$1,169,358$1,159,539$1,387,115$1,519,972
Prisoners' Legal Services$1,299,419$1,466,790$1,542,508$1,648,950$1,900,000
Suffolk County Social Law Library$1,913,311$1,900,545$1,918,306$1,953,030$2,133,787
Appeals Court$13,562,817$13,847,541$13,731,270$13,541,639$13,627,421
Trial Court Justices' Salaries$72,548,801$66,152,639$65,597,188$72,028,328$71,565,592
Chief Justice for Administration and Management$232,332,491$251,426,260$251,282,214$234,550,001$241,651,751
Veterans Court Program Admin and Transportation$105,494$106,700$103,709$81,676$82,783
Permanency Mediation Services$0$0$0$0$250,000
Trial Court Video Teleconferencing$527,471$266,751$259,273$253,572$247,500
Recidivism Reduction Pilot Program$730,766$2,654,798$1,737,903$1,716,686$1,400,896
Specialty Drug Courts$2,416,882$3,446,046$3,383,278$3,312,193$5,744,888
Mental Health and Substance Abuse Model Project$0$0$314,270$101,350$200,000
Council of State Governments Reserve$0$0$0$3,073,599$0
Superior Court$32,434,197$33,611,463$32,995,951$33,645,394$34,153,663
District Court$66,490,943$69,570,978$69,196,339$70,723,268$68,590,587
Probate and Family Court$30,092,367$30,898,974$30,639,531$31,084,500$31,691,456
Land Court$3,669,555$4,141,330$4,065,492$4,216,257$4,051,762
Boston Municipal Court$13,833,761$14,343,006$14,080,349$14,103,719$14,030,132
Housing Court$7,900,123$8,661,736$8,418,928$8,360,090$8,658,712
Housing Court Expansion$0$0$0$1,024,533$2,600,813
Juvenile Court$20,041,985$19,957,458$19,896,226$19,214,703$21,265,155
Juvenile Justice Pilot$0$0$209,514$256,133$350,000
Community Based Re-entry Programs$0$0$0$0$5,000,000
Jury Commissioner$2,890,565$2,960,521$2,906,306$3,094,520$2,978,982
FY15FY16FY17FY18FY19
Supreme Judicial Court Justices' Salaries$0$0$0$0$0
Supreme Judicial Court$8,980,428$9,256,667$9,178,944$9,162,676$9,326,394
Suffolk County Supreme Judicial Court Clerks Office$1,667,340$1,656,215$1,642,309$1,646,653$1,723,134
Supreme Judicial Court/Appeals Court Computers$0$0$0$0$0
Commission on Judicial Conduct$697,811$799,270$784,633$779,639$848,768
Board of Bar Examiners$1,332,854$1,449,974$1,423,421$1,440,480$1,544,084
Committee for Public Counsel Services$28,961,752$30,644,710$29,951,198$60,341,555$65,493,432
Public Counsel Compensation$0$0$0$0$0
Children and Family Law Pilot$0$0$0$0$0
Youth Advocacy Program$0$0$0$0$0
CPCS Attorney Salaries$28,536,876$29,685,184$32,142,480$0$0
Public Defender Expansion$0$0$0$0$0
CPCS Salary Reserve$0$0$0$0$0
Private Counsel Compensation$143,525,059$148,853,340$160,051,411$102,049,725$155,353,380
Private Counsel for Family Law and Mental Health$0$0$0$0$0
Public Defender Division Expansion$0$0$0$0$0
Indigent Counsel Fees Retained Revenue$698,210$0$0$0$0
Indigent Persons Fees and Court Costs$16,407,057$19,795,010$24,293,063$15,318,799$23,184,600
Private Counsel Pay Increase$0$0$0$0$0
Massachusetts Legal Assistance Corporation$16,112,546$18,139,042$18,856,218$18,441,594$21,040,000
Civil Legal Assistance$0$0$0$0$0
Mental Health Legal Advisors Committee$1,048,567$1,169,358$1,159,539$1,387,115$1,519,972
Prisoners' Legal Services$1,299,419$1,466,790$1,542,508$1,648,950$1,900,000
Suffolk County Social Law Library$1,913,311$1,900,545$1,918,306$1,953,030$2,133,787
Suffolk Law Library Database$0$0$0$0$0
Appeals Court$13,562,817$13,847,541$13,731,270$13,541,639$13,627,421
Trial Court Justices' Salaries$72,548,801$66,152,639$65,597,188$72,028,328$71,565,592
District Court Justices' Salaries$0$0$0$0$0
Probate and Family Court Justices' Salaries$0$0$0$0$0
Land Court Justices' Salaries$0$0$0$0$0
Boston Municipal Court Justices' Salaries$0$0$0$0$0
Housing Court Justices' Salaries$0$0$0$0$0
Juvenile Court Justices' Salaries$0$0$0$0$0
Chief Justice for Administration and Management$232,332,491$251,426,260$251,282,214$234,550,001$241,651,751
Civil Motor Vehicle Infraction Losses$0$0$0$0$0
Sentencing Commission$0$0$0$0$0
BMC Substance Abuse Initiative$0$0$0$0$0
OPEIU FY08 Collective Bargaining Reserve$0$0$0$0$0
Veterans Court Program Admin and Transportation$105,494$106,700$103,709$81,676$82,783
Trial Court Contracted Service$0$0$0$0$0
Alternative Dispute Resolution$0$0$0$0$0
Permanency Mediation Services$0$0$0$0$250,000
Trial Court Video Teleconferencing$527,471$266,751$259,273$253,572$247,500
Recidivism Reduction Pilot Program$730,766$2,654,798$1,737,903$1,716,686$1,400,896
Dental and Optical Trust$0$0$0$0$0
Specialty Drug Courts$2,416,882$3,446,046$3,383,278$3,312,193$5,744,888
Mental Health and Substance Abuse Model Project$0$0$314,270$101,350$200,000
Council of State Governments Reserve$0$0$0$3,073,599$0
Juries' Expenses$0$0$0$0$0
Law Libraries$0$0$0$0$0
Law Library Materials$0$0$0$0$0
Computer Legal Research$0$0$0$0$0
Central Law Book Purchase$0$0$0$0$0
County Court Facility Rental$0$0$0$0$0
Trial Court Telecommunications$0$0$0$0$0
Private and Municipal Court Leases$0$0$0$0$0
Courthouse Maintenance and Operations$0$0$0$0$0
New Chardon Street/Fenton Judicial Center$0$0$0$0$0
Witness Fees$0$0$0$0$0
Judicial Institute$0$0$0$0$0
Trial Court - Travel$0$0$0$0$0
Trial Court - Printing$0$0$0$0$0
Trial Court - Equipment Repair$0$0$0$0$0
Court Security Program$0$0$0$0$0
Trial Court Office Administration$0$0$0$0$0
Trial Court Retained Revenue$0$0$0$0$0
Probation Service Fees Retained Revenue$0$0$0$0$0
Salary Increase for Trial Court Personnel$0$0$0$0$0
Trial Court Additional Expenses$0$0$0$0$0
Trial Court Specialty Courts$0$0$0$0$0
Indigent Fees Retained Revenue$0$0$0$0$0
Court Interpreter Program$0$0$0$0$0
Trial Court Probation Reserve$0$0$0$0$0
Trial Court Chargebacks$0$0$0$0$0
Trial Court Early Retirement$0$0$0$0$0
Superior Court$32,434,197$33,611,463$32,995,951$33,645,394$34,153,663
Medical Malpractice Tribunals$0$0$0$0$0
Barnstable Superior Court$0$0$0$0$0
Berkshire Superior Court$0$0$0$0$0
Bristol Superior Court$0$0$0$0$0
Dukes Superior Court$0$0$0$0$0
Essex Superior Court$0$0$0$0$0
Franklin Superior Court$0$0$0$0$0
Hampden Superior Court$0$0$0$0$0
Hampshire Superior Court$0$0$0$0$0
Middlesex Superior Court$0$0$0$0$0
Nantucket Superior Court$0$0$0$0$0
Norfolk Superior Court$0$0$0$0$0
Plymouth Superior Court$0$0$0$0$0
Suffolk Superior Civil Court$0$0$0$0$0
Suffolk Superior Criminal Court$0$0$0$0$0
Suffolk County Community Outreach Pilot Program$0$0$0$0$0
Worcester Superior Court$0$0$0$0$0
District Court$66,490,943$69,570,978$69,196,339$70,723,268$68,590,587
First District Court of Barnstable$0$0$0$0$0
Second District Court of Barnstable$0$0$0$0$0
Third District Court of Barnstable$0$0$0$0$0
District Court of Northern Berkshire$0$0$0$0$0
District Court of Central Berkshire$0$0$0$0$0
District Court of Southern Berkshire$0$0$0$0$0
First District Court of Bristol$0$0$0$0$0
Second District Court of Bristol$0$0$0$0$0
Third District Court of Bristol$0$0$0$0$0
Fourth District Court of Bristol$0$0$0$0$0
District Court of Edgartown$0$0$0$0$0
First District Court of Essex$0$0$0$0$0
Third District Court of Essex$0$0$0$0$0
Central District Court of Northern Essex$0$0$0$0$0
District Court of Eastern Essex$0$0$0$0$0
District Court of Lawrence$0$0$0$0$0
District Court of Southern Essex$0$0$0$0$0
District Court of Newburyport$0$0$0$0$0
District Court of Peabody$0$0$0$0$0
District Court of Greenfield$0$0$0$0$0
District Court of Orange$0$0$0$0$0
District Court of Chicopee$0$0$0$0$0
District Court of Holyoke$0$0$0$0$0
District Court of Eastern Hampden$0$0$0$0$0
District Court of Springfield$0$0$0$0$0
District Court of Western Hampden$0$0$0$0$0
District Court of Hampshire$0$0$0$0$0
District Court of Eastern Hampshire$0$0$0$0$0
Ware District Court Space$0$0$0$0$0
District Court of Lowell$0$0$0$0$0
District Court of Somerville$0$0$0$0$0
District Court of Newton$0$0$0$0$0
District Court of Marlborough$0$0$0$0$0
District Court of Natick$0$0$0$0$0
First District Court of Eastern Middlesex$0$0$0$0$0
Second District Court of Eastern Middlesex$0$0$0$0$0
Third District Court of Eastern Middlesex$0$0$0$0$0
Fourth District Court of Eastern Middlesex$0$0$0$0$0
First District Court of Northern Middlesex$0$0$0$0$0
First District Court of Southern Middlesex$0$0$0$0$0
District Court of Central Middlesex$0$0$0$0$0
District Court of Nantucket$0$0$0$0$0
District Court of Northern Norfolk$0$0$0$0$0
District Court of Eastern Norfolk$0$0$0$0$0
District Court of Western Norfolk$0$0$0$0$0
District Court of Southern Norfolk$0$0$0$0$0
Municipal Court of Brookline$0$0$0$0$0
District Court of Brockton$0$0$0$0$0
Second District Court of Plymouth$0$0$0$0$0
Third District Court of Plymouth$0$0$0$0$0
Fourth District Court of Plymouth$0$0$0$0$0
Brighton District Court$0$0$0$0$0
Charlestown District Court$0$0$0$0$0
District Court of Chelsea$0$0$0$0$0
Dorchester District Court$0$0$0$0$0
East Boston District Court$0$0$0$0$0
Roxbury District Court$0$0$0$0$0
South Boston District Court$0$0$0$0$0
West Roxbury District Court$0$0$0$0$0
Central District Court of Worcester$0$0$0$0$0
District Court of Fitchburg$0$0$0$0$0
District Court of Leominster$0$0$0$0$0
District Court of Winchendon$0$0$0$0$0
First District Court of Northern Worcester$0$0$0$0$0
First District Court of Eastern Worcester$0$0$0$0$0
Second District Court of Eastern Worcester$0$0$0$0$0
First District Court of Southern Worcester$0$0$0$0$0
Second District Court of Southern Worcester$0$0$0$0$0
Third District Court of Southern Worcester$0$0$0$0$0
District Court of Western Worcester$0$0$0$0$0
Cambridge District Court Project$0$0$0$0$0
Probate and Family Court$30,092,367$30,898,974$30,639,531$31,084,500$31,691,456
Barnstable Probate Court$0$0$0$0$0
Barnstable Probate Court Child and Parents Program$0$0$0$0$0
Berkshire Probate Court$0$0$0$0$0
Bristol Probate Court$0$0$0$0$0
Dukes Probate Court$0$0$0$0$0
Essex Probate Court$0$0$0$0$0
Franklin Probate Court$0$0$0$0$0
Hampden Probate Court$0$0$0$0$0
Western Mass. Family Services Clinic$0$0$0$0$0
Hampshire Probate Court$0$0$0$0$0
Middlesex Probate Court$0$0$0$0$0
Middlesex Probate Court Family Services Clinic$0$0$0$0$0
Middlesex Community Access Program$0$0$0$0$0
Nantucket Probate Court$0$0$0$0$0
Norfolk Probate Court$0$0$0$0$0
Norfolk Probate Court Family Services Clinic$0$0$0$0$0
Plymouth Probate Court$0$0$0$0$0
Suffolk Probate Court$0$0$0$0$0
Suffolk Probate Community Access$0$0$0$0$0
Worcester Probate Court$0$0$0$0$0
Worcester Family Crisis Clinic$0$0$0$0$0
Land Court$3,669,555$4,141,330$4,065,492$4,216,257$4,051,762
Boston Municipal Court$13,833,761$14,343,006$14,080,349$14,103,719$14,030,132
Brighton Division - Boston Municipal Court$0$0$0$0$0
Charlestown Division - Boston Municipal Court$0$0$0$0$0
Dorchester Division - Boston Municipal Court$0$0$0$0$0
East Boston Division - Boston Municipal Court$0$0$0$0$0
Roxbury Division - Boston Municipal Court$0$0$0$0$0
South Boston Division - Boston Municipal Court$0$0$0$0$0
West Roxbury Division - Boston Municipal Court$0$0$0$0$0
Housing Court$7,900,123$8,661,736$8,418,928$8,360,090$8,658,712
Housing Court Expansion$0$0$0$1,024,533$2,600,813
Boston Housing Court$0$0$0$0$0
Hampden Housing Court$0$0$0$0$0
Worcester Housing Court$0$0$0$0$0
Southeastern Housing Court$0$0$0$0$0
Northeastern Housing Court$0$0$0$0$0
Juvenile Court$20,041,985$19,957,458$19,896,226$19,214,703$21,265,155
Statewide Juvenile Court Expansion$0$0$0$0$0
Boston Juvenile Court$0$0$0$0$0
Bristol Juvenile Court$0$0$0$0$0
Springfield Juvenile Court$0$0$0$0$0
Worcester Juvenile Court$0$0$0$0$0
Barnstable County Juvenile Court$0$0$0$0$0
Essex Juvenile Court$0$0$0$0$0
Hampshire Juvenile Court$0$0$0$0$0
Plymouth Juvenile Court$0$0$0$0$0
Berkshire Juvenile Court$0$0$0$0$0
Middlesex Juvenile Court$0$0$0$0$0
Norfolk Juvenile Court$0$0$0$0$0
Indigent Fees Retained Revenue$0$0$0$0$0
Juvenile Justice Pilot$0$0$209,514$256,133$350,000
Community Based Re-entry Programs$0$0$0$0$5,000,000
Jury Commissioner$2,890,565$2,960,521$2,906,306$3,094,520$2,978,982
Worcester District Attorney Moving Costs$0$0$0$0$0
Anti-Crime Task Force$0$0$0$0$0
Collective Bargaining Trial Court FY2011-FY2012$0$0$0$0$0
CPCS Study Reserve$0$0$0$0$0
SJC/APC/TRC LOCAL 6/AFL-CIO FY 2000$0$0$0$0$0
Judiciary OPEIU Local 6$0$0$0$0$0
Middlesex County Sheriff/Superior Officers$0$0$0$0$0
FY02 Middlesex County Sheriff/Superior Officers$0$0$0$0$0
Trial Court NAGE/SEIU 5000$0$0$0$0$0
Judiciary OPEIU Loc 6 & Non-Unit$0$0$0$0$0
Suffolk County Superior Court Officers$0$0$0$0$0
Middlesex County Superior Court Officers$0$0$0$0$0
Judiciary Local 254 FY01$0$0$0$0$0
Judicial Salary Reserve$0$0$0$0$0
Court Clerk Salary Reserve$0$0$0$0$0
Trial Court Staffing Reserve$0$0$0$0$0