LAO 2002-03 Budget Analysis: Criminal Justice Issue-by-Issue TOC Analysis of the 2002-03 Budget Bill
Judiciary/Criminal Justice Issue-By-Issue Contents


Expenditure Proposal and Trends

Spending by Major Program

Major Budget Changes

Crosscutting Issues

Trial Court Funding (0450)

Budget Request

Update on Court Facilities: Implementation Plan Needed

Court Interpreter Request Not Justified

Fee and Assessment Increases May Not Generate Projected Revenues

Department of Justice (0820)

Budget Proposal

Division of Gambling Control

The Division Is Slow in Processing Tribal Applications Of Key Personnel

Feasibility Study Report Must Complete Review Process

Department of Corrections (5240)

Budget Proposal

Overview of the Inmate Population

Who Is in Prison?

Inmate and Parole Population Management Issues

Inmate Population Projected to Drop Then Stabilize

Caseload May Require Further Adjustment

Prison Overcrowding Continues

Increased Federal Funds Assumption Presents Fiscal Risk

Deactivation Savings Overstated

Budget Deficiencies Likely to Continue

State Could Close Women's Prison

Hospital Caseload Probably Overbudgeted

Board of Corrections (5430)

No CLEAR Justification

Department of the Youth Authority (5460)

Who Is in the Youth Authority?

Ward and Parolee Populations Relatively Flat

Ward and Parolee Population Projections Will Be Updated in May

County Sliding Scale Fees Should Be Adjusted for Inflation

Appellate Court Rules Youth Authority Must License Medical Facilities

Office of Criminal Justice Planning (8100)

Gang Violence Suppression Program Needs Review

Payment to Counties for Costs of Homicide Trials (8180)

Homicide Trial Reimbursement Overbudgeted

Military Department (8940)

Legislation Proposed to Change Turning Point Academy Eligibility Criteria

Federal Funding for Bridge Security Not Yet Available