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Budget Summary FY2016

03402100 - District Attorneys Association
Data Current as of:  8/19/2015





Account Description FY2015
Spending
FY2016
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 item which would cause the commonwealth's obligation for the purposes of this item to exceed the amount appropriated in this item; provided further, that the association 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 remain 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, 2016; provided further, that the Massachusetts District Attorneys 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 senate not later than January 12, 2016; provided further, that the association shall provide the 11 district attorneys' offices with an agreed upon template for the report to be filled out; provided further, that the district attorneys' offices shall submit the report in a standard electronic format; provided further, that the template shall include, delineated by charge type: (a) the number of criminal cases initiated by arraignment in each department of the trial court; (b) the number of criminal cases disposed in each department of the trial court; (c) the number of cases appealed to the appeals courts, supreme judicial court, supreme judicial and appeals court single justices and any other appeals; and (d) the number of cases reviewed but not charged; 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 12, 2016, 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: (A) the amount of the funds deposited into an office's special law enforcement trust fund in fiscal years 2013, 2014, and 2015; (B) how the funds were used in those fiscal years; and (C) the balance in the fund as of January 1, 2016; provided further, that the association 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 January 29, 2016, detailing the total number and use of private attorneys participating in any volunteer prosecutor program; and provided further, that the report shall include, but not be limited to: (1) the total number of personnel from private law firms participating in the program at each of the 11 district attorney's offices; (2) the name and address of the law firms; (3) the duties performed by the personnel; and (4) the benefits and cost savings associated with the program
2,077,933 1,941,692