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Courts & Legal Assistance

funding levels adjusted for inflation (CPI)

  • Funding History
Adjusted for inflation (CPI) NOT adjusted
FY22 Gov$897,258,472$897,258,472
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 Gov$897,258,472$897,258,472
FY21$926,653,001$912,702,390

funding levels adjusted for inflation (CPI)

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FY19FY20FY21FY22 Gov
Supreme Judicial Court$9,737,010$10,236,564$10,293,001$10,138,042
Suffolk County Supreme Judicial Court Clerks Office$1,798,999$1,844,260$2,005,599$1,975,405
Commission on Judicial Conduct$886,137$932,880$1,014,469$999,196
Board of Bar Examiners$1,612,066$1,701,256$1,922,676$1,853,730
Committee for Public Counsel Services$68,376,931$72,762,718$71,727,162$70,647,321
Private Counsel Compensation$162,193,170$154,134,526$179,064,805$165,455,738
Indigent Persons Fees and Court Costs$24,205,355$24,503,387$24,532,033$24,162,707
Massachusetts Legal Assistance Corporation$21,966,334$24,666,261$29,443,264$29,000,000
Mental Health Legal Advisors Committee$1,586,892$1,918,320$2,117,195$2,085,321
Prisoners Legal Services$1,983,652$2,082,789$2,242,086$2,208,332
Suffolk County Social Law Library$2,227,732$2,409,223$2,379,977$2,344,147
Appeals Court$14,227,400$14,134,379$14,093,852$13,881,671
Trial Court Justices Salaries$74,716,432$76,237,468$77,358,676$76,194,054
Chief Justice for Administration and Management$252,291,025$266,940,041$273,233,636$269,931,100
Veterans Court Program Admin and Transportation$86,428$189,379$223,479$220,115
Alternative Dispute Resolution$0$1,112,318$1,098,815$1,082,273
Permanency Mediation Services$261,007$256,940$507,642$500,000
Trial Court Video Teleconferencing$258,397$254,371$251,283$247,500
Recidivism Reduction Pilot Program$1,462,574$1,509,779$1,496,692$948,707
Specialty Drug Courts$5,997,820$6,665,281$6,584,372$6,485,245
Mental Health and Substance Abuse Model Project$208,805$205,552$185,441$182,649
Council of State Governments Reserve$0$5,716,920$6,662,807$7,562,500
Superior Court$35,657,357$35,866,972$35,857,742$34,068,977
District Court$71,610,445$74,282,700$78,725,199$77,540,004
Probate and Family Court$33,086,745$35,293,551$36,008,938$35,107,177
Land Court$4,230,150$4,444,412$4,564,809$4,373,998
Boston Municipal Court$14,647,841$15,316,363$14,911,855$14,216,684
Housing Court$9,039,932$10,447,950$12,028,018$13,173,916
Housing Court Expansion$2,715,320$0$0$0
Juvenile Court$22,201,402$23,622,840$21,234,905$20,513,446
Juvenile Justice Pilot$365,410$359,716$507,642$500,000
Community Based Re-entry Programs$5,220,137$0$11,188,440$6,520,000
Jury Commissioner$3,110,139$3,183,945$3,186,489$3,138,517
FY19FY20FY21FY22 Gov
Supreme Judicial Court Justices Salaries$0$0$0$0
Supreme Judicial Court$9,737,010$10,236,564$10,293,001$10,138,042
Suffolk County Supreme Judicial Court Clerks Office$1,798,999$1,844,260$2,005,599$1,975,405
Supreme Judicial Court/Appeals Court Computers$0$0$0$0
Commission on Judicial Conduct$886,137$932,880$1,014,469$999,196
Board of Bar Examiners$1,612,066$1,701,256$1,922,676$1,853,730
Committee for Public Counsel Services$68,376,931$72,762,718$71,727,162$70,647,321
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$162,193,170$154,134,526$179,064,805$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$24,205,355$24,503,387$24,532,033$24,162,707
Private Counsel Pay Increase$0$0$0$0
Massachusetts Legal Assistance Corporation$21,966,334$24,666,261$29,443,264$29,000,000
Civil Legal Assistance$0$0$0$0
Mental Health Legal Advisors Committee$1,586,892$1,918,320$2,117,195$2,085,321
Prisoners Legal Services$1,983,652$2,082,789$2,242,086$2,208,332
Suffolk County Social Law Library$2,227,732$2,409,223$2,379,977$2,344,147
Suffolk Law Library Database$0$0$0$0
Appeals Court$14,227,400$14,134,379$14,093,852$13,881,671
Trial Court Justices Salaries$74,716,432$76,237,468$77,358,676$76,194,054
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$252,291,025$266,940,041$273,233,636$269,931,100
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$86,428$189,379$223,479$220,115
Trial Court Contracted Service$0$0$0$0
Alternative Dispute Resolution$0$1,112,318$1,098,815$1,082,273
Permanency Mediation Services$261,007$256,940$507,642$500,000
Trial Court Video Teleconferencing$258,397$254,371$251,283$247,500
Recidivism Reduction Pilot Program$1,462,574$1,509,779$1,496,692$948,707
Dental and Optical Trust$0$0$0$0
Specialty Drug Courts$5,997,820$6,665,281$6,584,372$6,485,245
Mental Health and Substance Abuse Model Project$208,805$205,552$185,441$182,649
Council of State Governments Reserve$0$5,716,920$6,662,807$7,562,500
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$35,657,357$35,866,972$35,857,742$34,068,977
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$71,610,445$74,282,700$78,725,199$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$33,086,745$35,293,551$36,008,938$35,107,177
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$4,230,150$4,444,412$4,564,809$4,373,998
Boston Municipal Court$14,647,841$15,316,363$14,911,855$14,216,684
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$9,039,932$10,447,950$12,028,018$13,173,916
Housing Court Expansion$2,715,320$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$22,201,402$23,622,840$21,234,905$20,513,446
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$365,410$359,716$507,642$500,000
Community Based Re-entry Programs$5,220,137$0$11,188,440$6,520,000
Jury Commissioner$3,110,139$3,183,945$3,186,489$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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