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Budget Summary FY2013

Trial Court
Data Current as of:  7/7/2012





FISCAL YEAR 2013 BUDGET SUMMARY ($000)
ACCOUNT FY2013
Conference
FY2013
Vetoes
FY2013
GAA
Trial Court Justices' Salaries 47,716 0 47,716
Administrative Staff 217,180 0 217,180
Superior Court 28,369 0 28,369
District Court 59,822 0 59,822
Probate and Family Court 26,093 0 26,093
Land Court 2,974 0 2,974
Boston Municipal Court 9,188 0 9,188
Housing Court 6,680 0 6,680
Juvenile Court 15,980 0 15,980
Commissioner of Probation 123,420 -10,000 113,420
Office of Community Corrections 21,106 0 21,106
Jury Commissioner 2,449 0 2,449
TOTAL    560,977 -10,000 550,977

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account description amount
TRIAL COURT 550,977,162
 
Direct Appropriations
0330-0101 Trial Court Justices' Salaries
For the salaries of the justices of the 7 departments of the trial court
47,716,258
0330-0300 Administrative Staff
For the central administration of the trial court, including costs associated with trial court non-employee services, trial court dental and vision health plan agreements, jury expenses, trial court law libraries, statewide telecommunications, private and municipal court rentals and leases, operation of courthouse facilities, rental of county court facilities, witness fees, printing expenses, equipment maintenance and repairs, the court interpreter program, insurance and chargeback costs, the Massachusetts sentencing commission, permanency mediation services, court security and judicial training; provided, that the court administrator shall submit a report to the house and senate committees on ways and means not later than February 1, 2013, detailing the number of court officers, per diem court officers and security personnel located in each trial court of the commonwealth; provided further, that not less than $20,000 shall be spent for the "Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Project" to provide legal services to such grandparents in the areas of family law and public benefits and further requiring the chief justice of administration and management to make a report to the Legislature no later than January 11, 2013 of all the above grandparents who requested legal services, were eligible for legal services and were denied because of insufficient resources, including the legal problem for which they sought assistance; provided further, that notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, the court administrator shall submit a report to the joint committee on the judiciary and the house and senate committees on ways and means 90 days prior to the temporary closure or temporary relocation of courthouses; provided further, that said report shall include, but not be limited to, the transfer of personnel, the reallocation of resources, the impact on other courthouses resulting from the temporary closure of said court and other factors that may affect implementation of said temporary closure; provided further, that 50 percent of all fees payable pursuant to Massachusetts Rules of Criminal Procedure 15(d) and 30(c)(8) shall be paid from this item; provided further, that notwithstanding section 9A of chapter 30 of the General Laws, or any other general or special law to the contrary, the rights afforded to a veteran, pursuant to said section 9A of said chapter 30, shall also be afforded to any such veteran who holds a trial court office or position in the service of the commonwealth not classified under chapter 31 of the General Laws, other than an elective office, an appointive office for a fixed term or an office or position under section 7 of chapter 30 and who: (1) has held the office or position for not less than 1 year; and (2) has 30 years of total creditable service to the commonwealth, as defined in chapter 32 of the General Laws; and provided further, that the court administrator shall submit a report to the house and senate committees on ways and means not later than February 1, 2013, that shall include, but not be limited to, the following: (i) the amount of money transferred from any item of appropriation; (ii) the line item number of the appropriation making the transfer; (iii) the line item number of the appropriation receiving the transfer; and (iv) the reason for the necessity of the transfer
217,180,156
0331-0100 Superior Court
For the operation of the superior court department; provided, that funds shall be expended for medical malpractice tribunals in accordance with section 60B of chapter 231 of the General Laws; and provided further, that the clerk of the court shall have responsibility for the internal administration of his office, including personnel, staff services and record keeping
28,369,158
0332-0100 District Court
For the operation of the district court department, including a civil conciliation program; provided, that notwithstanding the provisions of any general or special law to the contrary, the district court of Chelsea shall be the permanent location for the northern trial session to handle 6 person jury cases; provided further, that all personnel within said district court whose duties related to said northern trial session shall report to the clerk magistrate of said district court; and provided further, that the clerk magistrate shall utilize whatever space within the facility-at-large he deems necessary to comply with S.J.C. Rule 3:12, Canon 3(A)6
59,821,946
0333-0002 Probate and Family Court
For the operation of the probate and family court department
26,092,640
0334-0001 Land Court
For the operation of the land court department
2,973,811
0335-0001 Boston Municipal Court
For the operation of the Boston municipal court department
9,188,111
0336-0002 Housing Court
For the operation of the housing court department
6,680,497
0337-0002 Juvenile Court
For the operation of the juvenile court department; provided, that in fiscal year 2013 the department shall not reduce the amount allocated to the CASA programs as appearing in items 0337-0300, 0337-0400, 0337-0600, 0337-0700 of section 2 of chapter 182 of the acts of 2008 by more than 5 per cent
15,980,039
0339-1001 Commissioner of Probation
For the office of the commissioner of probation; provided, that associate probation officers shall only perform in-court functions and shall assume the in-court duties of the currently employed probation officers who shall be reassigned within the probation service, subject to collective bargaining agreements, to perform intensive, community-based supervision of probationers, including the intensive supervision and community restraint services in item 0339-1003; provided further, that funds from this item shall be expended for the costs associated with full implementation of chapter 303 of the acts of 2006 and chapter 418 of the acts of 2006 to ensure effective supervision of probationers who are monitored through global positioning system bracelets; provided further, that no funds shall be expended from this item to cover the costs of building leases; provided further, that notwithstanding any general or special law, rule or regulation to the contrary, probation officer personnel and probation clerical support staff assigned to the courts shall be provided with suitable office space in their current location in and around the various divisions and departments of the trial court, as the case may be, or in suitable office space as appropriate, with the advice and consent of the commissioner; and provided further, that the office shall enter into an interagency service agreement with the department of revenue to verify income data and to use the department's wage reporting and bank match system for the purpose of weekly tape-matching to determine an individual's eligibility for appointment of indigent counsel, as defined in chapter 211D of the General Laws
113,420,055
0339-1003 Office of Community Corrections
For the office of community corrections and performance-based contracts for the operation of community corrections centers; provided, that the office shall submit a report to the house and senate committees on ways and means no later than October 12, 2012 on the benchmarks used to assess performance-based contracts; provided further, that the executive director shall submit a spending and management plan for each community corrections center, that shall include, but not be limited to: (i) the performance standards used to assess the success of community corrections centers and the progress and outcomes of performance-based contracting; (ii) a description of how each community corrections center ranks based on performance and utilization data; (iii) the amount of each contract awarded to community corrections centers on a per client per day basis; (iv) standards for terminating contracts with underperforming community corrections centers; and (v) a plan for use of community corrections centers by the courts, the department of correction and the sheriffs to the house and senate committees on ways and means not later than February 1, 2013; provided further, that the executive director of the office of community corrections may make funds from this item available for rehabilitative pilot programs that incorporate evidence-based correctional practices; and provided further, that the executive director shall submit a spending and management plan for each community corrections center which shall include, but not be limited to, the progress and outcomes of performance-based contracting, to the house and senate committees on ways and means not later than June 30, 2013
21,105,653
0339-2100 Jury Commissioner
For the office of the jury commissioner in accordance with chapter 234A of the General Laws
2,448,838

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