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Courts & Legal Assistance

funding levels adjusted for inflation (cpi)

  • Funding History
Adjusted for inflation (cpi) NOT adjusted
FY21 Gov$885,964,080$885,964,080
FY20$863,381,590$854,186,129
FY19$833,946,478$812,209,644
FY18$745,286,880$711,106,800
FY17$820,134,950$765,355,585
FY16$804,928,837$737,451,267
FY15$767,917,560$698,920,704
FY14$752,601,183$680,114,121
FY13$746,204,480$664,001,959
FY12$708,631,307$620,116,401
FY11$779,990,147$663,088,046
FY10$760,848,182$634,233,411
FY09$808,054,543$667,018,837
FY08$811,869,968$660,912,358
FY07$819,505,168$643,264,519
FY06$691,881,554$529,330,525
FY05$671,325,845$494,908,420
FY04$685,583,185$490,676,503
FY03$755,311,666$528,914,783
FY02$813,142,418$557,137,659
FY01$841,362,045$566,442,491
  • See Changes in Funding
Between and
Funding for Courts & Legal Assistance
6.3%

comparisons adjusted for inflation (cpi)

Adjusted for inflation (cpi) NOT adjusted
FY21 Gov$885,964,080$885,964,080
FY20$863,381,590$854,186,129

funding levels adjusted for inflation (cpi)

  • Active Line Items
  • All Line Items
FY18FY19FY20FY21 Gov
Supreme Judicial Court$9,373,139$9,575,992$10,067,286$10,138,042
Suffolk County Supreme Judicial Court Clerks Office$1,684,476$1,769,250$1,813,763$1,873,992
Commission on Judicial Conduct$797,547$871,483$917,453$999,196
Board of Bar Examiners$1,473,567$1,585,408$1,713,553$1,853,731
Committee for Public Counsel Services$61,727,572$67,246,206$71,559,466$71,868,060
Private Counsel Compensation$104,393,759$159,511,039$151,585,658$165,455,738
Indigent Persons Fees and Court Costs$15,670,664$23,805,080$24,098,183$24,162,707
Massachusetts Legal Assistance Corporation$18,865,189$21,603,085$24,258,364$24,000,000
Mental Health Legal Advisors Committee$1,418,977$1,560,650$1,886,597$1,922,118
Prisoners' Legal Services$1,686,826$1,950,849$2,048,347$2,026,531
Suffolk County Social Law Library$1,997,891$2,190,893$2,369,382$2,367,588
Appeals Court$13,852,684$13,992,126$13,900,644$13,881,671
Trial Court Justices' Salaries$73,682,784$73,480,873$74,976,756$73,933,004
Chief Justice for Administration and Management$239,937,504$248,118,978$262,525,748$267,722,477
Veterans Court Program Admin and Transportation$83,552$84,998$186,248$194,556
Alternative Dispute Resolution$0$0$1,093,924$1,082,273
Permanency Mediation Services$0$256,691$252,691$250,000
Trial Court Video Teleconferencing$259,396$254,124$250,164$247,500
Recidivism Reduction Pilot Program$1,756,117$1,438,388$1,484,812$1,472,800
Specialty Drug Courts$3,388,273$5,898,636$6,555,060$6,534,380
Mental Health and Substance Abuse Model Project$103,678$205,353$202,153$182,649
Council of State Governments Reserve$3,144,198$0$5,622,381$6,562,500
Superior Court$34,418,213$35,067,703$35,273,853$35,317,910
District Court$72,347,748$70,426,249$73,054,313$77,540,005
Probate and Family Court$31,798,496$32,539,601$34,709,914$34,618,815
Land Court$4,313,102$4,160,198$4,370,917$4,496,087
Boston Municipal Court$14,427,675$14,405,615$15,063,082$14,448,162
Housing Court$8,552,117$8,890,442$10,275,176$11,024,127
Housing Court Expansion$1,048,066$2,670,417$0$0
Juvenile Court$19,656,056$21,834,266$23,232,198$19,998,233
Juvenile Justice Pilot$262,017$359,367$353,768$350,000
Community Based Re-entry Programs$0$5,133,813$4,548,443$6,256,495
Jury Commissioner$3,165,600$3,058,707$3,131,293$3,182,733
FY18FY19FY20FY21 Gov
Supreme Judicial Court Justices' Salaries$0$0$0$0
Supreme Judicial Court$9,373,139$9,575,992$10,067,286$10,138,042
Suffolk County Supreme Judicial Court Clerks Office$1,684,476$1,769,250$1,813,763$1,873,992
Supreme Judicial Court/Appeals Court Computers$0$0$0$0
Commission on Judicial Conduct$797,547$871,483$917,453$999,196
Board of Bar Examiners$1,473,567$1,585,408$1,713,553$1,853,731
Committee for Public Counsel Services$61,727,572$67,246,206$71,559,466$71,868,060
Public Counsel Compensation$0$0$0$0
Children and Family Law Pilot$0$0$0$0
Youth Advocacy Program$0$0$0$0
CPCS Attorney Salaries$0$0$0$0
Public Defender Expansion$0$0$0$0
CPCS Salary Reserve$0$0$0$0
Private Counsel Compensation$104,393,759$159,511,039$151,585,658$165,455,738
Private Counsel for Family Law and Mental Health$0$0$0$0
Public Defender Division Expansion$0$0$0$0
Indigent Counsel Fees Retained Revenue$0$0$0$0
Indigent Persons Fees and Court Costs$15,670,664$23,805,080$24,098,183$24,162,707
Private Counsel Pay Increase$0$0$0$0
Massachusetts Legal Assistance Corporation$18,865,189$21,603,085$24,258,364$24,000,000
Civil Legal Assistance$0$0$0$0
Mental Health Legal Advisors Committee$1,418,977$1,560,650$1,886,597$1,922,118
Prisoners' Legal Services$1,686,826$1,950,849$2,048,347$2,026,531
Suffolk County Social Law Library$1,997,891$2,190,893$2,369,382$2,367,588
Suffolk Law Library Database$0$0$0$0
Appeals Court$13,852,684$13,992,126$13,900,644$13,881,671
Trial Court Justices' Salaries$73,682,784$73,480,873$74,976,756$73,933,004
District Court Justices' Salaries$0$0$0$0
Probate and Family Court Justices' Salaries$0$0$0$0
Land Court Justices' Salaries$0$0$0$0
Boston Municipal Court Justices' Salaries$0$0$0$0
Housing Court Justices' Salaries$0$0$0$0
Juvenile Court Justices' Salaries$0$0$0$0
Chief Justice for Administration and Management$239,937,504$248,118,978$262,525,748$267,722,477
Civil Motor Vehicle Infraction Losses$0$0$0$0
Sentencing Commission$0$0$0$0
BMC Substance Abuse Initiative$0$0$0$0
OPEIU FY08 Collective Bargaining Reserve$0$0$0$0
Veterans Court Program Admin and Transportation$83,552$84,998$186,248$194,556
Trial Court Contracted Service$0$0$0$0
Alternative Dispute Resolution$0$0$1,093,924$1,082,273
Permanency Mediation Services$0$256,691$252,691$250,000
Trial Court Video Teleconferencing$259,396$254,124$250,164$247,500
Recidivism Reduction Pilot Program$1,756,117$1,438,388$1,484,812$1,472,800
Dental and Optical Trust$0$0$0$0
Specialty Drug Courts$3,388,273$5,898,636$6,555,060$6,534,380
Mental Health and Substance Abuse Model Project$103,678$205,353$202,153$182,649
Council of State Governments Reserve$3,144,198$0$5,622,381$6,562,500
Juries' Expenses$0$0$0$0
Law Libraries$0$0$0$0
Law Library Materials$0$0$0$0
Computer Legal Research$0$0$0$0
Central Law Book Purchase$0$0$0$0
County Court Facility Rental$0$0$0$0
Trial Court Telecommunications$0$0$0$0
Private and Municipal Court Leases$0$0$0$0
Courthouse Maintenance and Operations$0$0$0$0
New Chardon Street/Fenton Judicial Center$0$0$0$0
Witness Fees$0$0$0$0
Judicial Institute$0$0$0$0
Trial Court - Travel$0$0$0$0
Trial Court - Printing$0$0$0$0
Trial Court - Equipment Repair$0$0$0$0
Court Security Program$0$0$0$0
Trial Court Office Administration$0$0$0$0
Trial Court Retained Revenue$0$0$0$0
Probation Service Fees Retained Revenue$0$0$0$0
Salary Increase for Trial Court Personnel$0$0$0$0
Trial Court Additional Expenses$0$0$0$0
Trial Court Specialty Courts$0$0$0$0
Indigent Fees Retained Revenue$0$0$0$0
Court Interpreter Program$0$0$0$0
Trial Court Probation Reserve$0$0$0$0
Trial Court Chargebacks$0$0$0$0
Trial Court Early Retirement$0$0$0$0
Superior Court$34,418,213$35,067,703$35,273,853$35,317,910
Medical Malpractice Tribunals$0$0$0$0
Barnstable Superior Court$0$0$0$0
Berkshire Superior Court$0$0$0$0
Bristol Superior Court$0$0$0$0
Dukes Superior Court$0$0$0$0
Essex Superior Court$0$0$0$0
Franklin Superior Court$0$0$0$0
Hampden Superior Court$0$0$0$0
Hampshire Superior Court$0$0$0$0
Middlesex Superior Court$0$0$0$0
Nantucket Superior Court$0$0$0$0
Norfolk Superior Court$0$0$0$0
Plymouth Superior Court$0$0$0$0
Suffolk Superior Civil Court$0$0$0$0
Suffolk Superior Criminal Court$0$0$0$0
Suffolk County Community Outreach Pilot Program$0$0$0$0
Worcester Superior Court$0$0$0$0
District Court$72,347,748$70,426,249$73,054,313$77,540,005
First District Court of Barnstable$0$0$0$0
Second District Court of Barnstable$0$0$0$0
Third District Court of Barnstable$0$0$0$0
District Court of Northern Berkshire$0$0$0$0
District Court of Central Berkshire$0$0$0$0
District Court of Southern Berkshire$0$0$0$0
First District Court of Bristol$0$0$0$0
Second District Court of Bristol$0$0$0$0
Third District Court of Bristol$0$0$0$0
Fourth District Court of Bristol$0$0$0$0
District Court of Edgartown$0$0$0$0
First District Court of Essex$0$0$0$0
Third District Court of Essex$0$0$0$0
Central District Court of Northern Essex$0$0$0$0
District Court of Eastern Essex$0$0$0$0
District Court of Lawrence$0$0$0$0
District Court of Southern Essex$0$0$0$0
District Court of Newburyport$0$0$0$0
District Court of Peabody$0$0$0$0
District Court of Greenfield$0$0$0$0
District Court of Orange$0$0$0$0
District Court of Chicopee$0$0$0$0
District Court of Holyoke$0$0$0$0
District Court of Eastern Hampden$0$0$0$0
District Court of Springfield$0$0$0$0
District Court of Western Hampden$0$0$0$0
District Court of Hampshire$0$0$0$0
District Court of Eastern Hampshire$0$0$0$0
Ware District Court Space$0$0$0$0
District Court of Lowell$0$0$0$0
District Court of Somerville$0$0$0$0
District Court of Newton$0$0$0$0
District Court of Marlborough$0$0$0$0
District Court of Natick$0$0$0$0
First District Court of Eastern Middlesex$0$0$0$0
Second District Court of Eastern Middlesex$0$0$0$0
Third District Court of Eastern Middlesex$0$0$0$0
Fourth District Court of Eastern Middlesex$0$0$0$0
First District Court of Northern Middlesex$0$0$0$0
First District Court of Southern Middlesex$0$0$0$0
District Court of Central Middlesex$0$0$0$0
District Court of Nantucket$0$0$0$0
District Court of Northern Norfolk$0$0$0$0
District Court of Eastern Norfolk$0$0$0$0
District Court of Western Norfolk$0$0$0$0
District Court of Southern Norfolk$0$0$0$0
Municipal Court of Brookline$0$0$0$0
District Court of Brockton$0$0$0$0
Second District Court of Plymouth$0$0$0$0
Third District Court of Plymouth$0$0$0$0
Fourth District Court of Plymouth$0$0$0$0
Brighton District Court$0$0$0$0
Charlestown District Court$0$0$0$0
District Court of Chelsea$0$0$0$0
Dorchester District Court$0$0$0$0
East Boston District Court$0$0$0$0
Roxbury District Court$0$0$0$0
South Boston District Court$0$0$0$0
West Roxbury District Court$0$0$0$0
Central District Court of Worcester$0$0$0$0
District Court of Fitchburg$0$0$0$0
District Court of Leominster$0$0$0$0
District Court of Winchendon$0$0$0$0
First District Court of Northern Worcester$0$0$0$0
First District Court of Eastern Worcester$0$0$0$0
Second District Court of Eastern Worcester$0$0$0$0
First District Court of Southern Worcester$0$0$0$0
Second District Court of Southern Worcester$0$0$0$0
Third District Court of Southern Worcester$0$0$0$0
District Court of Western Worcester$0$0$0$0
Cambridge District Court Project$0$0$0$0
Probate and Family Court$31,798,496$32,539,601$34,709,914$34,618,815
Barnstable Probate Court$0$0$0$0
Barnstable Probate Court Child and Parents Program$0$0$0$0
Berkshire Probate Court$0$0$0$0
Bristol Probate Court$0$0$0$0
Dukes Probate Court$0$0$0$0
Essex Probate Court$0$0$0$0
Franklin Probate Court$0$0$0$0
Hampden Probate Court$0$0$0$0
Western Mass. Family Services Clinic$0$0$0$0
Hampshire Probate Court$0$0$0$0
Middlesex Probate Court$0$0$0$0
Middlesex Probate Court Family Services Clinic$0$0$0$0
Middlesex Community Access Program$0$0$0$0
Nantucket Probate Court$0$0$0$0
Norfolk Probate Court$0$0$0$0
Norfolk Probate Court Family Services Clinic$0$0$0$0
Plymouth Probate Court$0$0$0$0
Suffolk Probate Court$0$0$0$0
Suffolk Probate Community Access$0$0$0$0
Worcester Probate Court$0$0$0$0
Worcester Family Crisis Clinic$0$0$0$0
Land Court$4,313,102$4,160,198$4,370,917$4,496,087
Boston Municipal Court$14,427,675$14,405,615$15,063,082$14,448,162
Brighton Division - Boston Municipal Court$0$0$0$0
Charlestown Division - Boston Municipal Court$0$0$0$0
Dorchester Division - Boston Municipal Court$0$0$0$0
East Boston Division - Boston Municipal Court$0$0$0$0
Roxbury Division - Boston Municipal Court$0$0$0$0
South Boston Division - Boston Municipal Court$0$0$0$0
West Roxbury Division - Boston Municipal Court$0$0$0$0
Housing Court$8,552,117$8,890,442$10,275,176$11,024,127
Housing Court Expansion$1,048,066$2,670,417$0$0
Boston Housing Court$0$0$0$0
Hampden Housing Court$0$0$0$0
Worcester Housing Court$0$0$0$0
Southeastern Housing Court$0$0$0$0
Northeastern Housing Court$0$0$0$0
Juvenile Court$19,656,056$21,834,266$23,232,198$19,998,233
Statewide Juvenile Court Expansion$0$0$0$0
Boston Juvenile Court$0$0$0$0
Bristol Juvenile Court$0$0$0$0
Springfield Juvenile Court$0$0$0$0
Worcester Juvenile Court$0$0$0$0
Barnstable County Juvenile Court$0$0$0$0
Essex Juvenile Court$0$0$0$0
Hampshire Juvenile Court$0$0$0$0
Plymouth Juvenile Court$0$0$0$0
Berkshire Juvenile Court$0$0$0$0
Middlesex Juvenile Court$0$0$0$0
Norfolk Juvenile Court$0$0$0$0
Indigent Fees Retained Revenue$0$0$0$0
Juvenile Justice Pilot$262,017$359,367$353,768$350,000
Community Based Re-entry Programs$0$5,133,813$4,548,443$6,256,495
Jury Commissioner$3,165,600$3,058,707$3,131,293$3,182,733
Worcester District Attorney Moving Costs$0$0$0$0
Anti-Crime Task Force$0$0$0$0
Collective Bargaining Trial Court FY2011-FY2012$0$0$0$0
CPCS Study Reserve$0$0$0$0
SJC/APC/TRC LOCAL 6/AFL-CIO FY 2000$0$0$0$0
Judiciary OPEIU Local 6$0$0$0$0
Middlesex County Sheriff/Superior Officers$0$0$0$0
FY02 Middlesex County Sheriff/Superior Officers$0$0$0$0
Trial Court NAGE/SEIU 5000$0$0$0$0
Judiciary OPEIU Loc 6 & Non-Unit$0$0$0$0
Suffolk County Superior Court Officers$0$0$0$0
Middlesex County Superior Court Officers$0$0$0$0
Judiciary Local 254 FY01$0$0$0$0
Judicial Salary Reserve$0$0$0$0
Court Clerk Salary Reserve$0$0$0$0
Trial Court Staffing Reserve$0$0$0$0