03402100 - District Attorneys' Association

Account Description FY2012
Spending
FY2013
GAA
0340-2100 District Attorneys' Association
For the operation of the Massachusetts District Attorneys' Association, including the implementation and related expenses of the district attorneys' offices automation and case management and tracking system; provided, that expenses associated with the system may be charged directly to this item; provided further, that no expenditures shall be made, on or after the effective date of this act, which would cause the commonwealth's obligation for the purpose of this item to exceed the amount appropriated in this item; provided further, that the department shall work in conjunction with the disabled persons protection commission and the 11 district attorneys' offices to prepare a report that shall include, but not be limited to: (i) the number of abuse cases that are referred to each district attorney's office for further investigation; (ii) the number of those referrals resulting in the filing of criminal charges, delineated by type of charge; (iii) the number of cases referred to each district attorney's office that remains open as of the date for submission of the report; and (iv) the number of cases that resulted in a criminal prosecution and the disposition of each such prosecution; provided further, that the report shall be submitted to the house and senate committees on ways and means and the clerks of the house of representatives and the senate not later than March 14, 2013; provided further, that the association shall work in conjunction with the 11 district attorneys' offices to prepare and submit a report to the house and senate committees on ways and means and the clerks of the senate and house of representatives not later than February 28, 2013 detailing by district for calendar year 2012 the following: (a) the number of criminal cases initiated by arraignment; (b) the number of criminal cases disposed; and (c) the number of criminal cases actively managed during the year; provided further, that the report shall separately identify the number of criminal cases initiated by arraignment, the number of cases disposed and the number of cases under active management where the case includes charges for drug offenses under chapter 94C of the General Laws, motor vehicle charges under chapter 90 of the General Laws or firearm offenses under chapter 140 of the General Laws; provided further, that the association shall submit these reports to the house and senate committees on ways in means in a standard electronic format; provided further, that the association shall work in conjunction with the 11 district attorneys' offices to prepare and submit a report to the house and senate committees on ways and means and the clerks of the house of representatives and the senate not later than February 15, 2013, detailing all district attorneys' offices' use of drug forfeiture funds collected pursuant to chapter 94C of the General Laws; provided further, that the report shall include, but not be limited to: (1) the amount of the funds deposited into an office's special law enforcement trust fund in fiscal years 2010, 2011 and 2012; (2) how the funds were used in those fiscal years; and (3) the balance in the fund as of January 2, 2013; provided further, that the department shall work together with the 11 district attorneys' offices to submit a report to the house and senate committees on ways and means and the clerks of the house of representatives and the senate not later than February 1, 2013, detailing the total number and use of private attorneys participating in any volunteer prosecutor program; provided further, that the report shall include, but not be limited to: (a) the total number of personnel from private law firms participating in the program at each of the 11 district attorney's offices; (b) the name and address of the law firms; (c) the duties performed by the personnel; and (d) the benefits and cost savings associated with the program; and provided further, that each district attorney shall notify the house and senate committees on ways and means at least 30 days before transferring any funds from the AA object class of each district attorneys' administrative line item and means of its intention to make that transfer
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