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Courts & Legal Assistance

funding levels adjusted for inflation (CPI)

  • Funding History
Adjusted for inflation (CPI) NOT adjusted
FY25 Gov$1,127,442,017$1,127,442,017
FY24 GAA$1,076,249,679$1,085,764,069
FY23$1,111,818,429$1,055,667,754
FY22$1,026,378,393$935,487,024
FY21$1,064,119,576$905,051,548
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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Between and
Funding for Courts & Legal Assistance
16.7%

comparisons adjusted for inflation (CPI)

Adjusted for inflation (CPI) NOT adjusted
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
FY23 GovFY24 GovFY25 Gov
Supreme Judicial Court$11,239,986$11,165,835$11,536,049
Suffolk County Clerk$2,255,072$2,292,416$2,343,585
Commission on Judicial Conduct$1,106,867$1,125,512$1,153,309
Board of Bar Examiners$2,137,972$2,184,877$2,226,234
Committee for Public Counsel Services$80,785,049$80,668,210$86,828,810
Private Counsel Compensation$218,605,483$205,746,287$214,378,853
Indigent Persons Fees and Court Costs$31,769,483$29,900,682$35,000,000
Massachusetts Legal Assistance Corporation$36,861,640$48,570,620$50,500,000
Mental Health Legal Advisors Committee$2,447,630$2,985,192$3,132,656
Correctional Legal Services$2,493,625$2,955,208$3,011,146
Suffolk County Social Law Library$2,621,762$2,934,346$2,960,287
Appeals Court$15,410,607$15,271,978$15,556,393
Superior Court Justice Salaries$81,049,262$86,384,767$88,179,084
Administrative Staff$312,387,564$310,088,915$333,318,036
Veterans Court Program Admin.$234,141$241,182$246,818
Alternative Dispute Resolution$1,151,237$1,320,598$1,332,273
Permanency Mediation Services$526,595$495,619$500,000
Trial Court Video Teleconferencing$260,664$245,331$247,500
Recidivism Reduction Pilot Program$1,100,574$1,303,516$1,333,168
Specialty Drug Courts$7,356,794$7,390,175$7,738,305
Trial Court Substance Abuse Model$203,435$197,742$221,472
Council of State Governments Reserve$8,044,394$8,586,592$8,662,500
Superior Court$36,883,745$38,101,126$39,732,753
District Court$79,854,410$85,202,739$88,626,632
Probate and Family Court$37,414,885$43,499,104$46,653,986
Land Court$4,736,086$5,363,294$5,925,839
Boston Municipal Court$15,987,168$16,353,237$16,517,797
Housing Court$14,324,571$13,295,636$14,288,451
Juvenile Court$23,901,732$23,340,829$25,296,828
Divert Juveniles from Criminal Justice$526,595$495,619$500,000
Community Based Re-entry Programs$10,153,684$13,987,426$15,611,078
Jury Commissioner$3,435,674$3,518,860$3,882,175
FY23 GovFY24 GovFY25 Gov
Supreme Judicial Court Justices Salaries$0$0$0
Supreme Judicial Court$11,239,986$11,165,835$11,536,049
Suffolk County Clerk$2,255,072$2,292,416$2,343,585
Supreme Judicial Court/Appeals Court Computer Upgrades$0$0$0
Commission on Judicial Conduct$1,106,867$1,125,512$1,153,309
Board of Bar Examiners$2,137,972$2,184,877$2,226,234
Committee for Public Counsel Services$80,785,049$80,668,210$86,828,810
Public Counsel Compensation$0$0$0
Children and Family Law Pilot$0$0$0
Youth Advocacy Program$0$0$0
CPCS Attorney Salaries$0$0$0
Public Defender Expansion$0$0$0
CPCS Salary Reserve$0$0$0
CPCS COVID Costs$0$0$0
Private Counsel Compensation$218,605,483$205,746,287$214,378,853
Private Counsel for Family Law and Mental Health$0$0$0
Public Defender Division Expansion$0$0$0
Indigent Counsel Fees Retained Revenue$0$0$0
Indigent Persons Fees and Court Costs$31,769,483$29,900,682$35,000,000
Private Counsel Pay Increase$0$0$0
Massachusetts Legal Assistance Corporation$36,861,640$48,570,620$50,500,000
Civil Legal Assistance$0$0$0
MLAC COVID Costs$0$0$0
Mental Health Legal Advisors Committee$2,447,630$2,985,192$3,132,656
Correctional Legal Services$2,493,625$2,955,208$3,011,146
Exoneree Network at New England Innocence Project$0$0$0
Suffolk County Social Law Library$2,621,762$2,934,346$2,960,287
Suffolk Law Library Database$0$0$0
Appeals Court$15,410,607$15,271,978$15,556,393
Superior Court Justice Salaries$81,049,262$86,384,767$88,179,084
District Court Justices Salaries$0$0$0
Probate and Family Court Justices Salaries$0$0$0
Land Court Justices Salaries$0$0$0
Boston Municipal Court Justices Salaries$0$0$0
Housing Court Justices Salaries$0$0$0
Juvenile Court Justices Salaries$0$0$0
Administrative Staff$312,387,564$310,088,915$333,318,036
Civil Motor Vehicle Infraction Losses$0$0$0
Sentencing Commission$0$0$0
BMC Substance Abuse Initiative$0$0$0
OPEIU FY08 Collective Bargaining Reserve$0$0$0
Veterans Court Program Admin.$234,141$241,182$246,818
Trial Court Contracted Service$0$0$0
Alternative Dispute Resolution$1,151,237$1,320,598$1,332,273
Permanency Mediation Services$526,595$495,619$500,000
Trial Court Video Teleconferencing$260,664$245,331$247,500
Recidivism Reduction Pilot Program$1,100,574$1,303,516$1,333,168
Dental and Optical Trust$0$0$0
Specialty Drug Courts$7,356,794$7,390,175$7,738,305
Trial Court Substance Abuse Model$203,435$197,742$221,472
Council of State Governments Reserve$8,044,394$8,586,592$8,662,500
Juries Expenses$0$0$0
Law Libraries$0$0$0
Law Library Materials$0$0$0
Computer Legal Research$0$0$0
Central Law Book Purchase$0$0$0
County Court Facility Rental$0$0$0
Trial Court Telecommunications$0$0$0
Private and Municipal Court Leases$0$0$0
Courthouse Maintenance and Operations$0$0$0
New Chardon Street/Fenton Judicial Center$0$0$0
Witness Fees$0$0$0
Judicial Institute$0$0$0
Trial Court - Travel$0$0$0
Trial Court - Printing$0$0$0
Trial Court - Equipment Repair$0$0$0
Court Security Program$0$0$0
Trial Court Office Administration$0$0$0
Trial Court Retained Revenue$0$0$0
Probation Service Fees Retained Revenue$0$0$0
Salary Increase for Trial Court Personnel$0$0$0
Trial Court Additional Expenses$0$0$0
Trial Court Specialty Courts$0$0$0
Indigent Fees Retained Revenue$0$0$0
Court Interpreter Program$0$0$0
Trial Court Probation Reserve$0$0$0
Trial Court Chargebacks$0$0$0
Trial Court Early Retirement$0$0$0
Superior Court$36,883,745$38,101,126$39,732,753
Medical Malpractice Tribunals$0$0$0
Barnstable Superior Court$0$0$0
Berkshire Superior Court$0$0$0
Bristol Superior Court$0$0$0
Dukes Superior Court$0$0$0
Essex Superior Court$0$0$0
Franklin Superior Court$0$0$0
Hampden Superior Court$0$0$0
Hampshire Superior Court$0$0$0
Middlesex Superior Court$0$0$0
Nantucket Superior Court$0$0$0
Norfolk Superior Court$0$0$0
Plymouth Superior Court$0$0$0
Suffolk Superior Civil Court$0$0$0
Suffolk Superior Criminal Court$0$0$0
Suffolk County Community Outreach Pilot Program$0$0$0
Worcester Superior Court$0$0$0
District Court$79,854,410$85,202,739$88,626,632
First District Court of Barnstable$0$0$0
Second District Court of Barnstable$0$0$0
Third District Court of Barnstable$0$0$0
District Court of Northern Berkshire$0$0$0
District Court of Central Berkshire$0$0$0
District Court of Southern Berkshire$0$0$0
First District Court of Bristol$0$0$0
Second District Court of Bristol$0$0$0
Third District Court of Bristol$0$0$0
Fourth District Court of Bristol$0$0$0
District Court of Edgartown$0$0$0
First District Court of Essex$0$0$0
Third District Court of Essex$0$0$0
Central District Court of Northern Essex$0$0$0
District Court of Eastern Essex$0$0$0
District Court of Lawrence$0$0$0
District Court of Southern Essex$0$0$0
District Court of Newburyport$0$0$0
District Court of Peabody$0$0$0
District Court of Greenfield$0$0$0
District Court of Orange$0$0$0
District Court of Chicopee$0$0$0
District Court of Holyoke$0$0$0
District Court of Eastern Hampden$0$0$0
District Court of Springfield$0$0$0
District Court of Western Hampden$0$0$0
District Court of Hampshire$0$0$0
District Court of Eastern Hampshire$0$0$0
Ware District Court Space$0$0$0
District Court of Lowell$0$0$0
District Court of Somerville$0$0$0
District Court of Newton$0$0$0
District Court of Marlborough$0$0$0
District Court of Natick$0$0$0
First District Court of Eastern Middlesex$0$0$0
Second District Court of Eastern Middlesex$0$0$0
Third District Court of Eastern Middlesex$0$0$0
Fourth District Court of Eastern Middlesex$0$0$0
First District Court of Northern Middlesex$0$0$0
First District Court of Southern Middlesex$0$0$0
District Court of Central Middlesex$0$0$0
District Court of Nantucket$0$0$0
District Court of Northern Norfolk$0$0$0
District Court of Eastern Norfolk$0$0$0
District Court of Western Norfolk$0$0$0
District Court of Southern Norfolk$0$0$0
Municipal Court of Brookline$0$0$0
District Court of Brockton$0$0$0
Second District Court of Plymouth$0$0$0
Third District Court of Plymouth$0$0$0
Fourth District Court of Plymouth$0$0$0
Brighton District Court$0$0$0
Charlestown District Court$0$0$0
District Court of Chelsea$0$0$0
Dorchester District Court$0$0$0
East Boston District Court$0$0$0
Roxbury District Court$0$0$0
South Boston District Court$0$0$0
West Roxbury District Court$0$0$0
Central District Court of Worcester$0$0$0
District Court of Fitchburg$0$0$0
District Court of Leominster$0$0$0
District Court of Winchendon$0$0$0
First District Court of Northern Worcester$0$0$0
First District Court of Eastern Worcester$0$0$0
Second District Court of Eastern Worcester$0$0$0
First District Court of Southern Worcester$0$0$0
Second District Court of Southern Worcester$0$0$0
Third District Court of Southern Worcester$0$0$0
District Court of Western Worcester$0$0$0
Cambridge District Court Project$0$0$0
Probate and Family Court$37,414,885$43,499,104$46,653,986
Barnstable Probate Court$0$0$0
Barnstable Probate Court Child and Parents Program$0$0$0
Berkshire Probate Court$0$0$0
Bristol Probate Court$0$0$0
Dukes Probate Court$0$0$0
Essex Probate Court$0$0$0
Franklin Probate Court$0$0$0
Hampden Probate Court$0$0$0
Western Mass. Family Services Clinic$0$0$0
Hampshire Probate Court$0$0$0
Middlesex Probate Court$0$0$0
Middlesex Probate Court Family Services Clinic$0$0$0
Middlesex Community Access Program$0$0$0
Nantucket Probate Court$0$0$0
Norfolk Probate Court$0$0$0
Norfolk Probate Court Family Services Clinic$0$0$0
Plymouth Probate Court$0$0$0
Suffolk Probate Court$0$0$0
Suffolk Probate Community Access$0$0$0
Worcester Probate Court$0$0$0
Worcester Family Crisis Clinic$0$0$0
Land Court$4,736,086$5,363,294$5,925,839
Boston Municipal Court$15,987,168$16,353,237$16,517,797
Brighton Division of the Boston Municipal Court$0$0$0
Charlestown Division of the Boston Municipal Court$0$0$0
Dorchester Division of the Boston Municipal Court$0$0$0
East Boston Division of the Boston Municipal Court$0$0$0
Roxbury Division of the Boston Municipal Court$0$0$0
South Boston Division of the Boston Municipal Court$0$0$0
West Roxbury Division of the Boston Municipal Court$0$0$0
Housing Court$14,324,571$13,295,636$14,288,451
Housing Court Expansion$0$0$0
Boston Housing Court$0$0$0
Hampden Housing Court$0$0$0
Worcester Housing Court$0$0$0
Southeastern Housing Court$0$0$0
Northeastern Housing Court$0$0$0
Juvenile Court$23,901,732$23,340,829$25,296,828
Salaries and Expenses of Statewide Juvenile Court Expansion$0$0$0
Boston Juvenile Court$0$0$0
Bristol Juvenile Court$0$0$0
Springfield Juvenile Court$0$0$0
Worcester Juvenile Court$0$0$0
Barnstable County Juvenile Court$0$0$0
Essex Juvenile Court$0$0$0
Hampshire Juvenile Court$0$0$0
Plymouth Juvenile Court$0$0$0
Berkshire Juvenile Court$0$0$0
Middlesex Juvenile Court$0$0$0
Norfolk Juvenile Court$0$0$0
Indigent Fees Retained Revenue$0$0$0
Divert Juveniles from Criminal Justice$526,595$495,619$500,000
Community Based Re-entry Programs$10,153,684$13,987,426$15,611,078
Jury Commissioner$3,435,674$3,518,860$3,882,175
Worcester District Attorney Moving Costs$0$0$0
Anti-Crime Task Force$0$0$0
Collective Bargaining Trial Court FY2011-FY2012$0$0$0
CPCS Study Reserve$0$0$0
SJC/APC/TRC LOCAL 6/AFL-CIO FY 2000$0$0$0
Judiciary OPEIU Local 6 Collective Bargaining Reserve$0$0$0
Middlesex County Sheriff/Superior Officers$0$0$0
FY02 Middlesex County Sheriff/Superior Officers$0$0$0
Trial Court NAGE/SEIU 5000$0$0$0
Judiciary OPEIU Loc 6 & Non-Unit$0$0$0
Suffolk County Superior Court Officers$0$0$0
Middlesex County Superior Court Officers$0$0$0
Judiciary Local 254 FY01$0$0$0
Judicial Salary Reserve$0$0$0
Court Clerk Salary Reserve$0$0$0
Trial Court Staffing Reserve$0$0$0
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