Ministry of The Attorney General - Summary

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MINISTRY OF THE ATTORNEY GENERAL - THE ESTIMATES, 2001-02 - Summary

The goal of the Ministry of the Attorney General is to become a modern, more accessible and more effective justice system that will deliver justice services that are fair, equitable and affordable. The Ministry will focus on five key core businesses. They are: prosecuting serious crime and preserving public order and safety; providing support to victims of crime throughout the criminal justice system; providing courts that are fair, co-ordinated, timely and accessible; providing family justice services including legal and decision-making services to vulnerable people; and providing legal advice to government.

The Ministry is responsible for managing the administration and delivery of justice services to all communities in Ontario. The Ministry initiates the reforms of laws and policies affecting the administration of justice in Ontario. The Ministry of the Attorney General prosecutes matters under the Federal Criminal Code, the Young Offenders Act, and the Provincial Statutes. Crown Attorneys and counsel in the Criminal Law Division conduct prosecutions throughout the province and provide legal advice to the government on criminal matters. Lawyers in legal services review and evaluate law reform proposals, advise government on constitutional and civil questions, conduct constitutional and civil litigation and Provincial Statutes prosecutions and provide advice and support on legal matters to the government and its agencies, boards and commissions. The Ministry co-ordinates the administration of court services in Ontario, operating a network of over 250 court offices. Programs administered by the Ministry include the Victim Witness Assistance Program, Supervised Access, the Children's Lawyer, the Public Guardian and Trustee and the Special Investigations Unit. The Ministry also develops policy for and funds Legal Aid Ontario. Boards, commissions and administrative agencies overseen by the Ministry include the Criminal Injuries Compensation Board and the Assessment Review Board and the Ontario Municipal Board.

MINISTRY OF THE ATTORNEY GENERAL - Operating Summary

2001-02 Estimates PROGRAMS Change from 2000-01 2000-01 Estimates 1999-00 Actual
$   $ $ $
OPERATING        
124,002,052 Ministry Administration Program 8,634,000 115,368,052 111,512,885
140,425,000 Prosecuting Crime Program 17,582,900 122,842,100 105,428,691
288,193,000 Family Justice Services Program 17,674,400 270,518,600 274,049,854
53,058,100 Legal Services Program 20,148,700 32,909,400 41,859,461
305,548,800 Court Services Program 20,451,600 285,097,200 276,932,020
65,104,600 Victims' Services Program 15,082,800 50,021,800 39,799,500
976,331,552 Ministry Total Operating 99,574,400 876,757,152 849,582,411
46,152 Less: Statutory Appropriations - 46,152 6,956,830
976,285,400 < TOTAL OPERATING TO BE VOTED 99,574,400 876,711,000 842,625,581
  ACCOUNTING CLASSIFICATION      
976,331,552 Expenditure 99,574,400 876,757,152 849,582,411

RECONCILIATION STATEMENT - Operating

DETAILS 2000-01 Estimates 1999-00 Actual
OPERATING $ $
1. Previously Published Data    
1.1 2000-01 Printed Estimates 876,563,752  
1.2 1999-00 Public Accounts   851,786,063
2. Government Reorganization    
2.1 Transfer of functions from other Ministries 29,371,400 26,627,788
2.2 Transfer of functions to other Ministries (29,178,000) (28,831,440)
  876,757,152 849,582,411

MINISTRY OF THE ATTORNEY GENERAL - Capital Summary

2001-02 Estimates PROGRAMS Change from 2000-01 2000-01 Estimates 1999-00 Actual
$   $ $ $
CAPITAL        
6,000,000 Ministry Administration Program 1,248,700 4,751,300 3,809,416
33,313,400 Court Services Program (22,193,900) 55,507,300 45,319,987
39,313,400 Ministry Total Capital (20,945,200) 60,258,600 49,129,403
39,313,400 < TOTAL CAPITAL TO BE VOTED (20,945,200) 60,258,600 49,129,403
  ACCOUNTING CLASSIFICATION      
39,313,400 Expenditure (20,945,200) 60,258,600 49,129,403