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Courts & Legal Assistance

funding levels adjusted for inflation (cpi)

  • Funding History
Adjusted for inflation (cpi) NOT adjusted
FY22 Sen$922,409,568$922,409,568
FY21$926,653,001$912,702,390
FY20$873,233,062$849,646,129
FY19$847,969,042$812,209,644
FY18$757,818,659$711,106,800
FY17$833,925,277$765,355,585
FY16$818,463,478$737,451,267
FY15$780,829,867$698,920,704
FY14$765,255,949$680,114,121
FY13$758,751,688$664,001,959
FY12$720,546,733$620,116,401
FY11$793,105,451$663,088,046
FY10$773,641,619$634,233,411
FY09$821,641,742$667,018,837
FY08$825,521,322$660,912,358
FY07$833,284,906$643,264,519
FY06$703,515,338$529,330,525
FY05$682,613,991$494,908,420
FY04$697,111,063$490,676,503
FY03$768,012,009$528,914,783
FY02$826,815,167$557,137,659
FY01$855,509,299$566,442,491

comparisons adjusted for inflation (cpi)

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Between and
Funding for Courts & Legal Assistance
12.3%

comparisons adjusted for inflation (cpi)

Adjusted for inflation (cpi) NOT adjusted
FY22 Sen$922,409,568$922,409,568
FY22 SWM$921,322,568$921,322,568
FY22 Hou$921,092,545$921,092,545
FY22 HWM$919,705,545$919,705,545
FY22 Gov$897,258,472$897,258,472
FY21$926,653,001$912,702,390

funding levels adjusted for inflation (cpi)

  • Active Line Items
  • All Line Items
FY21FY22 GovFY22 HouFY22 Sen
Supreme Judicial Court$10,293,001$10,138,042$10,347,781$10,347,781
Suffolk County Supreme Judicial Court Clerks Office$2,005,599$1,975,405$2,070,205$2,070,205
Commission on Judicial Conduct$1,014,469$999,196$1,016,096$1,016,095
Board of Bar Examiners$1,922,676$1,853,730$1,985,692$1,985,692
Committee for Public Counsel Services$71,727,162$70,647,321$73,844,842$73,844,843
Private Counsel Compensation$179,064,805$165,455,738$161,000,000$168,000,000
Indigent Persons Fees and Court Costs$24,532,033$24,162,707$23,365,014$23,365,014
Massachusetts Legal Assistance Corporation$29,443,264$29,000,000$35,000,000$35,000,000
Mental Health Legal Advisors Committee$2,117,195$2,085,321$2,272,481$2,272,480
Prisoners Legal Services$2,242,086$2,208,332$2,358,482$2,358,482
Suffolk County Social Law Library$2,379,977$2,344,147$2,489,354$2,489,354
Appeals Court$14,093,852$13,881,671$14,159,305$14,159,305
Trial Court Justices Salaries$77,358,676$76,194,054$76,432,949$77,521,032
Chief Justice for Administration and Management$273,233,636$269,931,100$291,404,992$273,698,271
Veterans Court Program Admin and Transportation$223,479$220,115$220,115$220,115
Alternative Dispute Resolution$1,098,815$1,082,273$1,332,273$1,332,273
Permanency Mediation Services$507,642$500,000$500,000$500,000
Trial Court Video Teleconferencing$251,283$247,500$247,500$247,500
Recidivism Reduction Pilot Program$1,496,692$948,707$948,707$999,395
Specialty Drug Courts$6,584,372$6,485,245$6,872,855$6,872,855
Mental Health and Substance Abuse Model Project$185,441$182,649$0$182,649
Council of State Governments Reserve$6,662,807$7,562,500$7,662,500$7,962,500
Superior Court$35,857,742$34,068,977$33,640,028$35,317,910
District Court$78,725,199$77,540,004$72,444,291$77,540,004
Probate and Family Court$36,008,938$35,107,177$33,800,469$35,466,829
Land Court$4,564,809$4,373,998$4,267,397$4,496,087
Boston Municipal Court$14,911,855$14,216,684$14,687,359$14,687,359
Housing Court$12,028,018$13,173,916$13,173,916$13,173,916
Juvenile Court$21,234,905$20,513,446$20,265,605$22,002,217
Juvenile Justice Pilot$507,642$500,000$500,000$500,000
Community Based Re-entry Programs$11,188,440$6,520,000$9,640,888$9,640,888
Jury Commissioner$3,186,489$3,138,517$3,141,449$3,138,517
FY21FY22 GovFY22 HouFY22 Sen
Supreme Judicial Court Justices Salaries$0$0$0$0
Supreme Judicial Court$10,293,001$10,138,042$10,347,781$10,347,781
Suffolk County Supreme Judicial Court Clerks Office$2,005,599$1,975,405$2,070,205$2,070,205
Supreme Judicial Court/Appeals Court Computers$0$0$0$0
Commission on Judicial Conduct$1,014,469$999,196$1,016,096$1,016,095
Board of Bar Examiners$1,922,676$1,853,730$1,985,692$1,985,692
Committee for Public Counsel Services$71,727,162$70,647,321$73,844,842$73,844,843
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$179,064,805$165,455,738$161,000,000$168,000,000
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$24,532,033$24,162,707$23,365,014$23,365,014
Private Counsel Pay Increase$0$0$0$0
Massachusetts Legal Assistance Corporation$29,443,264$29,000,000$35,000,000$35,000,000
Civil Legal Assistance$0$0$0$0
Mental Health Legal Advisors Committee$2,117,195$2,085,321$2,272,481$2,272,480
Prisoners Legal Services$2,242,086$2,208,332$2,358,482$2,358,482
Suffolk County Social Law Library$2,379,977$2,344,147$2,489,354$2,489,354
Suffolk Law Library Database$0$0$0$0
Appeals Court$14,093,852$13,881,671$14,159,305$14,159,305
Trial Court Justices Salaries$77,358,676$76,194,054$76,432,949$77,521,032
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$273,233,636$269,931,100$291,404,992$273,698,271
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$223,479$220,115$220,115$220,115
Trial Court Contracted Service$0$0$0$0
Alternative Dispute Resolution$1,098,815$1,082,273$1,332,273$1,332,273
Permanency Mediation Services$507,642$500,000$500,000$500,000
Trial Court Video Teleconferencing$251,283$247,500$247,500$247,500
Recidivism Reduction Pilot Program$1,496,692$948,707$948,707$999,395
Dental and Optical Trust$0$0$0$0
Specialty Drug Courts$6,584,372$6,485,245$6,872,855$6,872,855
Mental Health and Substance Abuse Model Project$185,441$182,649$0$182,649
Council of State Governments Reserve$6,662,807$7,562,500$7,662,500$7,962,500
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$35,857,742$34,068,977$33,640,028$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$78,725,199$77,540,004$72,444,291$77,540,004
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$36,008,938$35,107,177$33,800,469$35,466,829
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$4,564,809$4,373,998$4,267,397$4,496,087
Boston Municipal Court$14,911,855$14,216,684$14,687,359$14,687,359
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$12,028,018$13,173,916$13,173,916$13,173,916
Housing Court Expansion$0$0$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$21,234,905$20,513,446$20,265,605$22,002,217
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$507,642$500,000$500,000$500,000
Community Based Re-entry Programs$11,188,440$6,520,000$9,640,888$9,640,888
Jury Commissioner$3,186,489$3,138,517$3,141,449$3,138,517
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
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