LAO 2003-04 Budget Analysis: Criminal Justice Issue-by-Issue TOC< Analysis of the 2003-04 Budget Bill
Judiciary/Criminal Justice Issue-By-Issue Contents


Expenditure Proposal and Trends

Spending by Major Program

Major Budget Changes

Departmental Issues

Trial Court Funding (0450)

Court Security "Realignment"


Concerns With Governor's Court Security Realignment Proposal

Court Security Flexibility Proposal Has Merit, But Does Not Go Far Enough

Other Trial Court Funding Issues

New Court Security Fee Raises Concerns

Undesignated Fees: Important Step Forward, But Risky Estimate

Electronic Reporting Has Merit, But More Detail Needed

Legislature Needs Plan for Unallocated Reductions

Department of Justice (0820)

Budget Proposal

Youth Authority Lawsuit Funding Unjustified

Crime Lab Fee Proposal Has Merit, but Needs Implementation Plan

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 Stabilize

Caseload May Require Further Adjustment

Early Release of Elderly Inmates

Work Credits Earn Inmates Early Release

Federal Funds Assumption May Be Unrealistic

Another Delay for Salinas Valley Facility

Department of the Youth Authority (5460)

Who Is in the Youth Authority?

Population Issues

Ward and Parolee Populations Declining

Ward and Parolee Population Projections Will Be Updated in May

Youth Authority Plan Would Close Three Institutions

Program Issues

Failure to Comply With English Language Learner Program Jeopardizes Federal Funds

Administration of Treatment Programs Needs Improvement


Little Evidence of Program Effectiveness

Programs Inefficiently Administered

Accountability Lacking

Recommendations to Improve Rehabilitation and Treatment Programs

Office of Criminal Justice Planning (8100)

State Should Shift OCJP Functions to Other Departments