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Courts & Legal Assistance

funding levels adjusted for inflation (cpi)

  • Funding History
Adjusted for inflation (cpi) NOT adjusted
FY25 House$1,139,345,060$1,139,345,060
FY24$1,115,372,229$1,125,232,475
FY23$1,093,069,479$1,037,865,691
FY22$1,028,983,353$937,861,301
FY21$1,021,489,094$868,793,608
FY20$1,021,842,824$849,646,129
FY19$992,257,535$812,209,644
FY18$886,752,890$711,106,800
FY17$975,795,950$765,355,585
FY16$957,711,077$737,451,267
FY15$913,703,130$698,920,704
FY14$895,479,010$680,114,121
FY13$887,867,923$664,001,959
FY12$843,161,658$620,116,401
FY11$928,067,642$663,088,046
FY10$905,291,663$634,233,411
FY09$961,459,932$667,018,837
FY08$965,999,698$660,912,358
FY07$975,084,405$643,264,519
FY06$823,232,042$529,330,525
FY05$798,773,928$494,908,420
FY04$815,737,957$490,676,503
FY03$898,704,066$528,914,783
FY02$967,513,716$557,137,659
FY01$1,001,090,708$566,442,491

comparisons adjusted for inflation (cpi)

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Funding for Courts & Legal Assistance
15.5%

comparisons adjusted for inflation (cpi)

Adjusted for inflation (cpi) NOT adjusted
FY25 House$1,139,345,060$1,139,345,060
FY25 HWM$1,136,438,818$1,136,438,818
FY25 Gov$1,127,442,017$1,127,442,017
FY24$1,115,372,229$1,125,232,475
FY24 Leg$1,076,249,679$1,085,764,069
FY24 Sen$1,074,270,924$1,083,767,822
FY24 SWM$1,072,683,954$1,082,166,822
FY24 Hou$1,077,252,505$1,086,775,761
FY24 HWM$1,075,487,112$1,084,994,761
FY24 Gov$1,065,213,470$1,074,630,297
FY23 GAA$1,104,379,009$1,048,604,051
FY23 SWM$1,078,906,489$1,024,417,981
FY23 Hou$1,084,703,952$1,029,922,652
FY23 HWM$1,062,322,837$1,008,671,861
FY23 Gov$1,047,268,385$994,377,711
FY22 GAA$1,015,311,194$925,399,885

funding levels adjusted for inflation (cpi)

  • Active Line Items
  • All Line Items
FY23FY24FY25 GovFY25 House
Supreme Judicial Court$11,708,925$11,165,834$11,536,049$11,956,292
Suffolk County Clerk$2,380,555$2,300,049$2,343,585$2,343,585
Commission on Judicial Conduct$1,134,258$1,125,512$1,153,309$1,153,309
Board of Bar Examiners$2,137,972$2,184,877$2,226,234$2,226,234
Committee for Public Counsel Services$85,101,178$86,549,236$86,828,810$88,828,810
CPCS COVID Costs$0$4,131,094$0$0
Private Counsel Compensation$217,494,262$220,300,133$214,378,853$214,378,853
Indigent Persons Fees and Court Costs$25,767,202$44,829,084$35,000,000$35,000,000
Massachusetts Legal Assistance Corporation$43,180,779$48,570,620$50,500,000$53,000,000
MLAC COVID Costs$2,652,589$2,459,632$0$0
Mental Health Legal Advisors Committee$2,591,045$3,088,084$3,132,656$3,132,657
Correctional Legal Services$2,787,337$2,955,209$3,011,146$3,207,946
Exoneree Network at New England Innocence Project$263,297$247,809$0$0
Suffolk County Social Law Library$2,926,021$2,934,346$2,960,287$2,960,287
Appeals Court$16,226,479$15,271,977$15,556,393$15,556,393
Superior Court Justice Salaries$97,790,813$86,384,767$88,179,084$88,179,084
Administrative Staff$322,790,517$314,787,173$333,318,036$338,168,036
Veterans Court Program Admin.$246,378$241,182$246,818$246,818
Alternative Dispute Resolution$1,666,434$1,320,598$1,332,273$1,332,273
Permanency Mediation Services$526,595$495,619$500,000$500,000
Trial Court Video Teleconferencing$260,664$245,331$247,500$247,500
Recidivism Reduction Pilot Program$1,187,065$1,303,516$1,333,168$1,333,169
Specialty Drug Courts$7,725,320$7,390,174$7,738,305$7,738,305
Trial Court Substance Abuse Model$250,311$197,742$221,472$221,472
Council of State Governments Reserve$9,123,256$8,586,592$8,662,500$8,662,500
Superior Court$37,837,842$38,101,127$39,732,753$39,732,752
District Court$82,108,115$85,202,740$88,626,632$88,986,631
Probate and Family Court$39,754,131$43,499,104$46,653,986$46,653,986
Land Court$5,008,661$5,363,294$5,925,839$5,925,839
Boston Municipal Court$15,543,437$16,353,237$16,517,797$16,517,797
Housing Court$12,771,292$13,295,636$14,288,451$14,288,451
Juvenile Court$23,705,722$24,903,017$25,296,828$26,872,828
Divert Juveniles from Criminal Justice$526,595$495,619$500,000$500,000
Community Based Re-entry Programs$14,336,409$15,573,404$15,611,078$15,611,078
Jury Commissioner$3,558,022$3,518,861$3,882,175$3,882,175
FY23FY24FY25 GovFY25 House
Supreme Judicial Court Justices Salaries$0$0$0$0
Supreme Judicial Court$11,708,925$11,165,834$11,536,049$11,956,292
Suffolk County Clerk$2,380,555$2,300,049$2,343,585$2,343,585
Supreme Judicial Court/Appeals Court Computer Upgrades$0$0$0$0
Commission on Judicial Conduct$1,134,258$1,125,512$1,153,309$1,153,309
Board of Bar Examiners$2,137,972$2,184,877$2,226,234$2,226,234
Committee for Public Counsel Services$85,101,178$86,549,236$86,828,810$88,828,810
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$0$4,131,094$0$0
Private Counsel Compensation$217,494,262$220,300,133$214,378,853$214,378,853
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$25,767,202$44,829,084$35,000,000$35,000,000
Private Counsel Pay Increase$0$0$0$0
Massachusetts Legal Assistance Corporation$43,180,779$48,570,620$50,500,000$53,000,000
Civil Legal Assistance$0$0$0$0
MLAC COVID Costs$2,652,589$2,459,632$0$0
Mental Health Legal Advisors Committee$2,591,045$3,088,084$3,132,656$3,132,657
Correctional Legal Services$2,787,337$2,955,209$3,011,146$3,207,946
Exoneree Network at New England Innocence Project$263,297$247,809$0$0
Suffolk County Social Law Library$2,926,021$2,934,346$2,960,287$2,960,287
Suffolk Law Library Database$0$0$0$0
Appeals Court$16,226,479$15,271,977$15,556,393$15,556,393
Superior Court Justice Salaries$97,790,813$86,384,767$88,179,084$88,179,084
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
Administrative Staff$322,790,517$314,787,173$333,318,036$338,168,036
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.$246,378$241,182$246,818$246,818
Trial Court Contracted Service$0$0$0$0
Alternative Dispute Resolution$1,666,434$1,320,598$1,332,273$1,332,273
Permanency Mediation Services$526,595$495,619$500,000$500,000
Trial Court Video Teleconferencing$260,664$245,331$247,500$247,500
Recidivism Reduction Pilot Program$1,187,065$1,303,516$1,333,168$1,333,169
Dental and Optical Trust$0$0$0$0
Specialty Drug Courts$7,725,320$7,390,174$7,738,305$7,738,305
Trial Court Substance Abuse Model$250,311$197,742$221,472$221,472
Council of State Governments Reserve$9,123,256$8,586,592$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$37,837,842$38,101,127$39,732,753$39,732,752
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$82,108,115$85,202,740$88,626,632$88,986,631
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$39,754,131$43,499,104$46,653,986$46,653,986
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$5,008,661$5,363,294$5,925,839$5,925,839
Boston Municipal Court$15,543,437$16,353,237$16,517,797$16,517,797
Brighton Division of the Boston Municipal Court$0$0$0$0
Charlestown Division of the Boston Municipal Court$0$0$0$0
Dorchester Division of the Boston Municipal Court$0$0$0$0
East Boston Division of the Boston Municipal Court$0$0$0$0
Roxbury Division of the Boston Municipal Court$0$0$0$0
South Boston Division of the Boston Municipal Court$0$0$0$0
West Roxbury Division of the Boston Municipal Court$0$0$0$0
Housing Court$12,771,292$13,295,636$14,288,451$14,288,451
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$23,705,722$24,903,017$25,296,828$26,872,828
Salaries and Expenses of 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
Divert Juveniles from Criminal Justice$526,595$495,619$500,000$500,000
Community Based Re-entry Programs$14,336,409$15,573,404$15,611,078$15,611,078
Jury Commissioner$3,558,022$3,518,861$3,882,175$3,882,175
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 Collective Bargaining Reserve$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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