Governor Deval Patrick's Budget Recommendation - House 1 Fiscal Year 2014

Public Safety


Programs targeted to protect and defend the public safety of individuals and property through community education, confinement and correction of offenders, enforcement of laws and safety codes, and emergency planning and response.

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Correctional Care, Custody, and Supervision

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Description
Correctional Care, Custody, and Supervision Programs targeted to confine and rehabilitate criminal offenders to eliminate violence, victimization, and reduce recidivism.
Correctional Facility Operations For the purpose of providing care and custody for offenders within state correctional facilities, including administration, security, staffing, offender related costs, operations and maintenance.
Jails and Houses of Corrections Operations For the purpose of protecting society from criminal offenders with short sentences and detained persons awaiting trial by housing inmates in the least restrictive security level that is practical while providing offenders with opportunity for treatment to promote successful re-integration into the community.
Offender Education/Vocation For the purpose of providing comprehensive academic and vocational training programs and services for offenders including educational counseling services, and administering the Adult Basic Education and General Education Development Diploma tests.
Offender Healthcare (Medical and Mental) For the purpose of providing medical, dental, and mental health services to offenders consistent with nationally recognized correctional and community standards of care.
Offender Re-entry Programs For the purpose of providing evidenced based programming that targets major risk factors associated with criminality in order to support offender re-entry into the community, including volunteer and correctional industries as well as counseling and guidance
Parole Services For the purpose of promoting public safety through the responsible reintegration of offenders into the community through supervised conditional release while acknowledging the impact on victims and their families.

Crime Prevention

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Crime Prevention Programs targeted to protect communities and individuals through community outreach programs, criminal information sharing systems, and preventative investigation services.
Criminal Justice Information Services For the purpose of providing law enforcement and criminal justice agencies within the state and across the nation secure access to state and interstate criminal history record information, protective orders, missing and wanted person files, drivers' license and motor vehicle information, firearms licensing and gun sales transactions and other critical criminal justice information.
Fusion Center Investigations For the purpose of collecting and gathering threat related information concerning suspicious incidents that appear isolated but are actually part of a larger criminal enterprise, including investigating the cause and manner of death in violent or unexplained situations.
Sex Offender Registry Services For the purpose of promoting public safety and preventing further victimization through registration and classification of convicted sex offenders by risk of re-offense and degree of danger, dissemination of information on offenders who live, work and/or attend institutions of higher learning, and support for victims.
Youth Crime and Youth Violence Prevention For the purpose of providing multi-disciplinary approaches to reduce youth crime and promote violence prevention, including outreach and engagement activities, provision of opportunities, and community mobilization.

Homeland Security

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Homeland Security Programs targeted to promote security through emergency and crisis prevention, management, and resource distribution stemming from both man-made and natural disasters.
Air National Guard For the purpose of providing the state share of federal funding to maintain air wings and base facilities in support of air sovereignty, intelligence operations and training of Air Guard personnel.
Army National Guard For the purpose of maintaining armories and guard facilities, training and equipping personnel, and providing the state share of federal funding for Army National Guard Cooperative Agreement grants.
Emergency Management and Operations For the purpose of enhancing the Commonwealth's capacity to deal with hazardous and emergency situations, including natural disasters and technological and man-made hazards through planning and preparedness, hazard mitigation, 24/7 response and recovery capabilities, and mock disaster preparedness drills.
Fire Training, Prevention, and Safety Services For the purpose of promoting and enhancing public and firefighter safety through firefighter training, public education, policy development, code enforcement, fire investigation, and emergency response, including protecting the property within the Massachusetts Military Reservation, Otis Air National Guard Base and Coast Guard Air Station Cape Cod and providing mutual aid to localities in the Commonwealth.

Policing and Law Enforcement

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Policing and Law Enforcement Programs targeted to enforce state and national laws through use of police and investigative resources.
Forensic Science Group / Crime Lab For the purpose of providing modern forensic services such as DNA analysis, fingerprint identification, and chemical analysis.
Highway Patrol and Traffic Field Services For the purpose of reducing motor vehicle accidents, ensuring the safe flow of traffic, apprehension and prosecution of criminals and assisting municipal law enforcement agencies to effectively respond to large scale public safety emergencies through the utilization of specialized tactical resources.
Municipal Police Training For the purpose of setting and enforcing training standards and facilitating the delivery of state-of-the-art training for municipal, University of Massachusetts, and environmental police officers of the Commonwealth.
State Police Communications For the purpose of providing the Commonwealth's public safety agencies with a communication network that is interoperable and fully compatible with industry standards including call answering services for wireless 911 calls.
State Police Detective Investigations For the purpose of reducing criminal activity in the Commonwealth in cooperation with local and federal law enforcement agencies by gathering, analyzing and reporting criminal activity within the state, and by investigating crime for the purpose of identifying, apprehending and prosecuting perpetrators.
State Police Recruiting and Training For the purpose of providing recruit and in-service training to Mass State Police officers and professional development courses to local, state and federal law enforcement.
State Police Specialty Units For the purpose of providing federal, state and local law enforcement agencies specialty response units including airborne, marine, tactical and K-9 services in a shared service model.

Public Safety Regulations

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Description
Public Safety Regulations Programs targeted to promote public safety through regulation and enforcement, including safety inspections, permit, and licensure.
Building Safety Inspections and Code Enforcement For the purpose of ensuring public safety and compliance with established codes and standards through permitting, inspections, and licensing of professionals and equipment, including buildings and structures, elevators, boilers, pressure vessels, and amusement devises as well as ensuring accessibility to buildings for all individuals.
Building Safety Permits and Licensure For the purpose of safeguarding the public through proper permitting and ensuring that appropriately licensed personnel perform regulated tasks such as supervising building construction; installing elevators, boilers, and pressure vessels; operating certain types of equipment such as amusement rides or hoisting equipment; as well as ensuring accessibility into and around buildings and structures for individuals with physical limitations.
Fire Arm Licensing and Registration For the purpose of maintaining a database of firearm licenses, recording firearms sales by gun dealers and private transfers of weapons as well as providing a resource for the public and law enforcement agencies to answer questions regarding the Commonwealth's gun laws.

Public Safety General Operations

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Description
Public Safety General Operations Programs targeted to support statewide public safety operations which are shared across multiple programs or agencies and cannot be allocated to specific programmatic areas.
Public Safety Central Administration For the purpose of providing public safety business operations that support multiple programs and cannot be allocated to specific programmatic areas. Activities may include executive oversight, developing strategic plans, giving policy guidance, and other miscellaneous support functions.
Public Safety Contracts and Legal Services For the purpose of providing public safety contract and legal services that support multiple programs and cannot be allocated to specific programmatic areas. Activities may include general counsel, contract development, document review, claims defense and prosecution, and negotiation and mediation.
Public Safety Facilities For the purpose of managing and maintaining public safety facilities, including leased space, that support multiple programs and cannot be allocated to specific programmatic areas. Activities may include property construction, improvements, and maintenance in addition to plant operations and utility costs.
Public Safety Human Resources For the purpose of providing human resource management for public safety that supports multiple programs and cannot be allocated to specific programmatic areas. Activities may include hiring, recruiting, training, collective bargaining, employee evaluations, and professional development.
Public Safety IT For the purpose of managing and supporting the public safety technology infrastructure including technical support for multiple programs that cannot be allocated to specific programmatic areas. Activities may include software development, application hosting, communication systems, data processing, and security services.
Public Safety Planning, Accounting, and Finance For the purpose of providing public safety financial management, processing, and tracking that support multiple programs and cannot be allocated to specific programmatic areas. Activities may include budget development, grants management, transaction processing, financial reporting, and long range planning.
Public Safety Procurement For the purpose of acquiring goods and services for public safety that support multiple programs and cannot be allocated to specific programmatic areas. Activities may include proposal development, vendor selection, distribution of goods, and purchase negotiations.


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