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Courts & Legal Assistance

funding levels adjusted for inflation (cpi)

  • Funding History
Adjusted for inflation (cpi) NOT adjusted
FY19 GAA$812,209,644$812,209,644
FY18$727,277,345$711,106,800
FY17$799,816,370$765,355,585
FY16$784,973,573$737,451,267
FY15$748,954,779$698,920,704
FY14$734,025,170$680,114,121
FY13$727,775,726$664,001,959
FY12$691,117,342$620,116,401
FY11$760,712,534$663,088,046
FY10$742,043,666$634,233,411
FY09$788,083,312$667,018,837
FY08$791,804,439$660,912,358
FY07$799,250,933$643,264,519
FY06$674,781,562$529,330,525
FY05$654,733,892$494,908,420
FY04$668,638,858$490,676,503
FY03$736,643,987$528,914,783
FY02$793,045,439$557,137,659
FY01$820,567,612$566,442,491
  • See Changes in Funding
Between and
Funding for Courts & Legal Assistance
8.1%

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$727,277,345$711,106,800

funding levels adjusted for inflation (cpi)

  • Active Line Items
  • All Line Items
FY18FY19 GovFY19 HouFY19 SenFY19 GAA
Supreme Judicial Court$9,146,641$9,326,394$9,326,394$9,326,142$9,326,394
Suffolk County Supreme Judicial Court Clerks Office$1,643,771$1,722,627$1,723,134$1,723,983$1,723,134
Commission on Judicial Conduct$778,274$768,580$848,768$848,768$848,768
Board of Bar Examiners$1,437,959$1,498,607$1,544,084$1,544,084$1,544,084
Committee for Public Counsel Services$60,235,952$59,485,609$64,393,432$61,671,425$65,493,432
CPCS Salary Reserve$0$0$0$3,000,000$0
Private Counsel Compensation$101,871,129$154,268,437$105,394,090$105,394,090$155,353,380
Indigent Persons Fees and Court Costs$15,291,990$23,184,600$19,951,982$23,184,600$23,184,600
Massachusetts Legal Assistance Corporation$18,409,319$18,180,000$20,790,000$21,000,000$21,040,000
Mental Health Legal Advisors Committee$1,384,688$1,367,439$1,519,972$1,519,972$1,519,972
Prisoners' Legal Services$1,646,064$1,625,560$1,762,490$1,900,000$1,900,000
Suffolk County Social Law Library$1,949,612$1,925,327$1,906,264$2,133,787$2,133,787
Appeals Court$13,517,940$13,627,421$13,482,579$13,627,421$13,627,421
Trial Court Justices' Salaries$71,902,272$72,866,903$71,565,592$71,565,592$71,565,592
Chief Justice for Administration and Management$234,139,518$239,329,937$240,849,802$240,823,826$241,651,751
Veterans Court Program Admin and Transportation$81,533$80,332$82,783$82,783$82,783
Permanency Mediation Services$0$0$250,000$0$250,000
Trial Court Video Teleconferencing$253,128$249,975$250,000$247,500$247,500
Recidivism Reduction Pilot Program$1,713,682$1,400,896$1,400,896$1,385,462$1,400,896
Specialty Drug Courts$3,306,397$3,265,211$4,744,889$5,744,888$5,744,888
Mental Health and Substance Abuse Model Project$101,173$105,798$0$200,000$200,000
Council of State Governments Reserve$3,068,220$0$0$0$0
Superior Court$33,586,512$34,153,664$34,153,663$34,497,881$34,153,663
District Court$70,599,495$68,590,587$68,590,587$70,397,653$68,590,587
Probate and Family Court$31,030,099$30,577,256$30,871,307$31,691,456$31,691,456
Land Court$4,208,878$4,028,338$4,051,762$4,051,762$4,051,762
Boston Municipal Court$14,079,036$14,030,162$14,030,132$14,763,818$14,030,132
Housing Court$8,345,459$8,425,832$8,517,414$8,658,712$8,658,712
Housing Court Expansion$1,022,740$2,600,813$1,500,000$2,600,813$2,600,813
Juvenile Court$19,181,076$17,877,276$19,375,589$21,265,155$21,265,155
Juvenile Justice Pilot$255,685$250,000$250,000$350,000$350,000
Community Based Re-entry Programs$0$0$3,000,000$0$5,000,000
Jury Commissioner$3,089,104$2,983,520$2,978,982$3,013,820$2,978,982
FY18FY19 GovFY19 HouFY19 SenFY19 GAA
Supreme Judicial Court Justices' Salaries$0$0$0$0$0
Supreme Judicial Court$9,146,641$9,326,394$9,326,394$9,326,142$9,326,394
Suffolk County Supreme Judicial Court Clerks Office$1,643,771$1,722,627$1,723,134$1,723,983$1,723,134
Supreme Judicial Court/Appeals Court Computers$0$0$0$0$0
Commission on Judicial Conduct$778,274$768,580$848,768$848,768$848,768
Board of Bar Examiners$1,437,959$1,498,607$1,544,084$1,544,084$1,544,084
Committee for Public Counsel Services$60,235,952$59,485,609$64,393,432$61,671,425$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$0$0$0$0$0
Public Defender Expansion$0$0$0$0$0
CPCS Salary Reserve$0$0$0$3,000,000$0
Private Counsel Compensation$101,871,129$154,268,437$105,394,090$105,394,090$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$0$0$0$0$0
Indigent Persons Fees and Court Costs$15,291,990$23,184,600$19,951,982$23,184,600$23,184,600
Private Counsel Pay Increase$0$0$0$0$0
Massachusetts Legal Assistance Corporation$18,409,319$18,180,000$20,790,000$21,000,000$21,040,000
Civil Legal Assistance$0$0$0$0$0
Mental Health Legal Advisors Committee$1,384,688$1,367,439$1,519,972$1,519,972$1,519,972
Prisoners' Legal Services$1,646,064$1,625,560$1,762,490$1,900,000$1,900,000
Suffolk County Social Law Library$1,949,612$1,925,327$1,906,264$2,133,787$2,133,787
Suffolk Law Library Database$0$0$0$0$0
Appeals Court$13,517,940$13,627,421$13,482,579$13,627,421$13,627,421
Trial Court Justices' Salaries$71,902,272$72,866,903$71,565,592$71,565,592$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$234,139,518$239,329,937$240,849,802$240,823,826$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$81,533$80,332$82,783$82,783$82,783
Trial Court Contracted Service$0$0$0$0$0
Alternative Dispute Resolution$0$0$0$0$0
Permanency Mediation Services$0$0$250,000$0$250,000
Trial Court Video Teleconferencing$253,128$249,975$250,000$247,500$247,500
Recidivism Reduction Pilot Program$1,713,682$1,400,896$1,400,896$1,385,462$1,400,896
Dental and Optical Trust$0$0$0$0$0
Specialty Drug Courts$3,306,397$3,265,211$4,744,889$5,744,888$5,744,888
Mental Health and Substance Abuse Model Project$101,173$105,798$0$200,000$200,000
Council of State Governments Reserve$3,068,220$0$0$0$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$33,586,512$34,153,664$34,153,663$34,497,881$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$70,599,495$68,590,587$68,590,587$70,397,653$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$31,030,099$30,577,256$30,871,307$31,691,456$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$4,208,878$4,028,338$4,051,762$4,051,762$4,051,762
Boston Municipal Court$14,079,036$14,030,162$14,030,132$14,763,818$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$8,345,459$8,425,832$8,517,414$8,658,712$8,658,712
Housing Court Expansion$1,022,740$2,600,813$1,500,000$2,600,813$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$19,181,076$17,877,276$19,375,589$21,265,155$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$255,685$250,000$250,000$350,000$350,000
Community Based Re-entry Programs$0$0$3,000,000$0$5,000,000
Jury Commissioner$3,089,104$2,983,520$2,978,982$3,013,820$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