MINISTRY OF THE ATTORNEY GENERAL - THE ESTIMATES, 2002-03 - Summary

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MINISTRY OF THE ATTORNEY GENERAL - THE ESTIMATES, 2002-03 - Summary

The goal of the Ministry of the Attorney General, together with its justice sector partners, is to build a province where all communities are safe and secure - supported by accountable, efficient, effective and accessible justice and public safety systems. The Ministry has five core businesses: prosecuting crime and preserving public order and personal safety; providing support to victims of crime throughout the criminal justice system; providing courts and related justice services that are fair, timely and accessible; providing decision-making and justice support services to vulnerable people; and providing legal advice and services to government.

The Ministry of the Attorney General is responsible for managing the administration and delivery of justice services to all communities in Ontario. The Ministry co-ordinates the administration of criminal, civil and family court services, operating a network of more than 250 court offices and providing courtroom and judicial support services. The Ministry prosecutes matters under the federal Criminal Code of Canada, the Young Offenders Act, and the provincial statutes. The Ministry is building integrated and enhanced services to victims of crime by providing a range of victim services such as the Victim/Witness Assistance Program. Other programs provided by the Ministry include the Public Guardian and Trustee, the Children's Lawyer and Supervised Access. In addition, the Ministry provides expert legal services to government ministries, agencies, boards and commissions, including advice to the government on constitutional questions and civil litigation conducted on behalf of the Crown. The Ministry also provides support and policy direction to provincial gaming initiatives. Agencies, boards and commissions that are overseen by the Ministry include the Criminal Injuries Compensation Board, the Office for Victims of Crime, the Assessment Review Board, the Ontario Municipal Board and the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation. The Ministry also funds Legal Aid Ontario and administers the Special Investigations Unit.

MINISTRY OF THE ATTORNEY GENERAL - Summary

2002-03 Estimates PROGRAMS Change from 2001-02 2001-02 Estimates 2000-01 Actual
$   $ $ $
OPERATING        
120,046,840 Ministry Administration Program (3,955,212) 124,002,052 130,284,197
141,565,600 Prosecuting Crime Program 1,140,600 140,425,000 136,540,090
296,575,300 Family Justice Services Program 8,382,300 288,193,000 249,571,087
34,648,000 Legal Services Program (18,410,100) 53,058,100 60,501,203
282,250,300 Court Services Program (23,298,500) 305,548,800 281,922,417
66,914,900 Victims' Services Program 1,210,300 65,704,600 51,994,121
942,000,940 Ministry Total Operating (34,930,612) 976,931,552 910,813,115
312,500,000 Less: Special Warrants 312,500,000 - -
48,840 Less: Statutory Appropriations 2,688 46,152 6,351,533
629,452,100 TOTAL OPERATING TO BE VOTED (347,433,300) 976,885,400 904,461,582
  ACCOUNTING CLASSIFICATION      
942,000,940 Expenditure (34,930,612) 976,931,552 910,813,115

RECONCILIATION STATEMENT

DETAILS 2001-02 Estimates 2000-01 Actual
OPERATING $ $
1. Previously Published Data    
1.1 2001-02 Printed Estimates 976,331,552  
1.2 2000-01 Public Accounts   912,032,818
2. Government Reorganization    
2.1 Transfer of functions from other Ministries 600,000 28,963,492
2.2 Transfer of functions to other Ministries   (30,183,195)
  976,931,552 910,813,115

MINISTRY OF THE ATTORNEY GENERAL - Capital Summary

2002-03 Estimates PROGRAMS Change from 2001-02 2001-02 Estimates 2000-01 Actual
$   $ $ $
CAPITAL        
7,000,000 Ministry Administration Program 1,000,000 6,000,000 4,844,057
34,861,000 Court Services Program 1,547,600 33,313,400 25,343,066
41,861,000 Ministry Total Capital 2,547,600 39,313,400 30,187,123
19,500,000 Less: Special Warrants 19,500,000 - -
22,361,000 < TOTAL CAPITAL TO BE VOTED (16,952,400) 39,313,400 30,187,123
  ACCOUNTING CLASSIFICATION      
41,861,000 Expenditure 2,547,600 39,313,400 30,187,123