Ministry of the Attorney General - THE ESTIMATES, 2007-08 - Summary

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Ministry of the Attorney General - THE ESTIMATES, 2007-08 - Summary

The Ministry of the Attorney General is responsible for 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 Youth Criminal Justice Act, and 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. 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, the Ontario Human Rights Commission and the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario. The Ministry also funds Legal Aid Ontario and administers the Special Investigations Unit.

MINISTRY PROGRAM SUMMARY
($)
VOTE PROGRAM

Estimates
2007-08

Estimates
2006-07

Difference
Between
2007-08
and
2006-07

Actual
2005-06

  OPERATING EXPENSE        
301   Ministry Administration Program 148,156,200 145,192,600 2,963,600 138,018,459
302   Prosecuting Crime Program 221,464,500 207,297,900 14,166,600 184,622,563
303   Family Justice Services Program 354,735,000 340,629,500 14,105,500 327,454,023
304   Legal Services Program 67,083,600 68,098,600 (1,015,000) 62,763,151
305   Court Services Program 344,655,900 336,789,700 7,866,200 332,976,069
306   Victim Services Program 108,433,100 90,148,900 18,284,200 80,895,422
   Less: Special Warrants 400,735,000 - 400,735,000 -
  TOTAL OPERATING EXPENSE TO BE VOTED 843,793,300 1,188,157,200 (344,363,900) 1,126,729,687
   Special Warrants 400,735,000 - 400,735,000 -
Statutory Appropriations 4,764,699 4,752,244 12,455 39,051,157
  Ministry Total Operating Expense 1,249,292,999 1,192,909,444 56,383,555 1,165,780,844
   Net Consolidation Adjustment - Legal Aid Ontario 66,273,000 37,275,000 28,998,000 66,717,600
  Total Including Consolidation & Other Adjustments 1,315,565,999 1,230,184,444 85,381,555 1,232,498,444
           
  OPERATING ASSETS        
303   Family Justice Services Program 761,000 1,218,000 (457,000) -
  TOTAL OPERATING ASSETS TO BE VOTED 761,000 1,218,000 (457,000) -
  Ministry Total Operating Assets 761,000 1,218,000 (457,000) -
           
  CAPITAL EXPENSE        
301   Ministry Administration Program 44,827,900 44,675,700 152,200 39,835,765
305   Court Services Program 22,255,000 18,564,000 3,691,000 10,332,628
   Less: Special Warrants 20,000,000 - 20,000,000 -
  TOTAL CAPITAL EXPENSE TO BE VOTED 47,082,900 63,239,700 (16,156,800) 50,168,393
   Special Warrants 20,000,000 - 20,000,000 -
  Ministry Total Capital Expense 67,082,900 63,239,700 3,843,200 50,168,393
   Net Consolidation Adjustment - Legal Aid Ontario 3,880,000 3,880,000 - 3,840,000
  Total Including Consolidation & Other Adjustments 70,962,900 67,119,700 3,843,200 54,008,393
           
  Ministry Total Operating and Capital Including Consolidation and Other Adjustments (not including Assets) 1,386,528,899 1,297,304,144 89,224,755 1,286,506,837

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