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Courts & Legal Assistance

funding levels adjusted for inflation (cpi)

  • Funding History
Adjusted for inflation (cpi) NOT adjusted
FY23 Sen$1,045,973,651$1,045,973,651
FY22$983,327,508$942,550,727
FY21$1,010,377,858$905,051,548
FY20$970,236,229$849,646,129
FY19$942,145,099$812,209,644
FY18$841,968,803$711,106,800
FY17$926,514,880$765,355,585
FY16$909,343,357$737,451,267
FY15$867,557,963$698,920,704
FY14$850,254,224$680,114,121
FY13$843,027,523$664,001,959
FY12$800,579,079$620,116,401
FY11$881,197,017$663,088,046
FY10$859,571,304$634,233,411
FY09$912,902,881$667,018,837
FY08$917,213,374$660,912,358
FY07$925,839,272$643,264,519
FY06$781,655,978$529,330,525
FY05$758,433,083$494,908,420
FY04$774,540,370$490,676,503
FY03$853,316,404$528,914,783
FY02$918,650,928$557,137,659
FY01$950,532,166$566,442,491

comparisons adjusted for inflation (cpi)

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Between and
Funding for Courts & Legal Assistance
7.2%

comparisons adjusted for inflation (cpi)

Adjusted for inflation (cpi) NOT adjusted
FY23 Sen$1,045,973,651$1,045,973,651
FY23 SWM$1,024,417,981$1,024,417,981
FY23 Hou$1,029,922,652$1,029,922,652
FY23 HWM$1,008,671,861$1,008,671,861
FY23 Gov$994,377,711$994,377,711
FY22$983,327,508$942,550,727
FY22 GAA$965,434,684$925,399,885

funding levels adjusted for inflation (cpi)

  • Active Line Items
  • All Line Items
FY22FY23 GovFY23 HouFY23 Sen
Supreme Judicial Court$10,795,448$10,672,328$11,117,584$11,117,584
Suffolk County Supreme Judicial Court Clerks Office$2,159,767$2,141,183$2,170,398$2,260,329
Commission on Judicial Conduct$1,060,055$1,050,966$1,076,865$1,076,974
Board of Bar Examiners$2,071,597$2,029,997$2,029,997$2,029,997
Committee for Public Counsel Services$77,718,529$76,705,125$79,011,013$79,011,013
CPCS COVID Costs$4,694,680$0$0$0
Private Counsel Compensation$175,268,043$207,565,150$207,565,150$207,565,150
Indigent Persons Fees and Court Costs$31,470,018$30,165,014$24,165,014$30,165,014
Massachusetts Legal Assistance Corporation$36,514,176$35,000,000$41,000,000$41,000,000
Mass. Legal Assistance Corporation COVID costs$5,216,311$0$0$0
Mental Health Legal Advisors Committee$2,579,446$2,324,016$2,505,188$2,505,188
Prisoners Legal Services$2,460,515$2,367,688$2,646,567$2,646,567
Exoneree Network at New England Innocence Project$0$0$0$250,000
Suffolk County Social Law Library$2,597,049$2,489,354$2,778,247$2,778,247
Appeals Court$14,771,867$14,632,318$15,406,986$15,406,986
Trial Court Justices Salaries$80,874,759$76,955,994$92,852,039$92,852,039
Chief Justice for Administration and Management$297,699,343$296,610,912$312,408,080$312,408,080
Veterans Court Program Admin and Transportation$229,638$222,316$233,935$233,935
Alternative Dispute Resolution$1,389,910$1,093,096$1,332,273$1,332,273
Permanency Mediation Services$521,631$500,000$500,000$500,000
Trial Court Video Teleconferencing$258,207$247,500$247,500$247,500
Recidivism Reduction Pilot Program$1,042,631$1,044,991$1,044,991$1,127,114
Specialty Drug Courts$7,170,190$6,985,250$6,985,250$7,335,165
Mental Health and Substance Abuse Model Project$190,551$193,161$0$237,669
Council of State Governments Reserve$8,306,975$7,638,124$8,662,500$8,662,500
Superior Court$35,095,368$35,020,988$35,020,988$35,926,900
District Court$75,578,388$75,821,486$75,821,486$77,961,371
Probate and Family Court$35,262,750$35,525,304$35,525,304$37,746,410
Land Court$4,452,014$4,496,897$4,496,897$4,755,706
Boston Municipal Court$15,322,766$15,179,761$14,758,440$14,758,440
Housing Court$13,743,848$13,601,131$12,126,298$12,126,298
Juvenile Court$22,954,080$22,694,612$21,421,501$22,458,501
Juvenile Justice Pilot$521,631$500,000$500,000$500,000
Community Based Re-entry Programs$10,057,974$9,640,888$11,250,000$13,612,371
Jury Commissioner$3,277,355$3,262,161$3,262,161$3,378,330
FY22FY23 GovFY23 HouFY23 Sen
Supreme Judicial Court Justices Salaries$0$0$0$0
Supreme Judicial Court$10,795,448$10,672,328$11,117,584$11,117,584
Suffolk County Supreme Judicial Court Clerks Office$2,159,767$2,141,183$2,170,398$2,260,329
Supreme Judicial Court/Appeals Court Computers$0$0$0$0
Commission on Judicial Conduct$1,060,055$1,050,966$1,076,865$1,076,974
Board of Bar Examiners$2,071,597$2,029,997$2,029,997$2,029,997
Committee for Public Counsel Services$77,718,529$76,705,125$79,011,013$79,011,013
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
CPCS COVID Costs$4,694,680$0$0$0
Private Counsel Compensation$175,268,043$207,565,150$207,565,150$207,565,150
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$31,470,018$30,165,014$24,165,014$30,165,014
Private Counsel Pay Increase$0$0$0$0
Massachusetts Legal Assistance Corporation$36,514,176$35,000,000$41,000,000$41,000,000
Civil Legal Assistance$0$0$0$0
Mass. Legal Assistance Corporation COVID costs$5,216,311$0$0$0
Mental Health Legal Advisors Committee$2,579,446$2,324,016$2,505,188$2,505,188
Prisoners Legal Services$2,460,515$2,367,688$2,646,567$2,646,567
Exoneree Network at New England Innocence Project$0$0$0$250,000
Suffolk County Social Law Library$2,597,049$2,489,354$2,778,247$2,778,247
Suffolk Law Library Database$0$0$0$0
Appeals Court$14,771,867$14,632,318$15,406,986$15,406,986
Trial Court Justices Salaries$80,874,759$76,955,994$92,852,039$92,852,039
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$297,699,343$296,610,912$312,408,080$312,408,080
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$229,638$222,316$233,935$233,935
Trial Court Contracted Service$0$0$0$0
Alternative Dispute Resolution$1,389,910$1,093,096$1,332,273$1,332,273
Permanency Mediation Services$521,631$500,000$500,000$500,000
Trial Court Video Teleconferencing$258,207$247,500$247,500$247,500
Recidivism Reduction Pilot Program$1,042,631$1,044,991$1,044,991$1,127,114
Dental and Optical Trust$0$0$0$0
Specialty Drug Courts$7,170,190$6,985,250$6,985,250$7,335,165
Mental Health and Substance Abuse Model Project$190,551$193,161$0$237,669
Council of State Governments Reserve$8,306,975$7,638,124$8,662,500$8,662,500
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$35,095,368$35,020,988$35,020,988$35,926,900
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$75,578,388$75,821,486$75,821,486$77,961,371
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$35,262,750$35,525,304$35,525,304$37,746,410
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$4,452,014$4,496,897$4,496,897$4,755,706
Boston Municipal Court$15,322,766$15,179,761$14,758,440$14,758,440
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$13,743,848$13,601,131$12,126,298$12,126,298
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$22,954,080$22,694,612$21,421,501$22,458,501
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$521,631$500,000$500,000$500,000
Community Based Re-entry Programs$10,057,974$9,640,888$11,250,000$13,612,371
Jury Commissioner$3,277,355$3,262,161$3,262,161$3,378,330
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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