Ministry of the Attorney General - THE ESTIMATES, 2008-09 - Summary

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Ministry of the Attorney General - THE ESTIMATES, 2008-09 - 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, the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario, the Human Rights Legal Support Centre, and the Law Commission of Ontario. The Ministry also funds Legal Aid Ontario and administers the Special Investigations Unit.

MINISTRY PROGRAM SUMMARY
($)
VOTE PROGRAM

Estimates
2008-09

Estimates
2007-08

Difference
Between
2008-09
and
2007-08

Actual
2006-07

  OPERATING EXPENSE        
301   Ministry Administration Program 150,211,200 146,643,200 3,568,000 146,499,010
302   Prosecuting Crime Program 250,077,500 221,464,500 28,613,000 208,715,126
303   Family Justice Services Program 370,044,900 354,735,000 15,309,900 341,940,226
304   Legal Services Program 82,568,100 67,083,600 15,484,500 68,129,018
305   Court Services Program 352,005,100 337,001,600 15,003,500 338,935,027
306   Victim Services Program 102,797,400 108,433,100 (5,635,700) 87,834,368
   Less: Special Warrants - 400,735,000 (400,735,000) -
  TOTAL OPERATING EXPENSE TO BE VOTED 1,307,704,200 834,626,000 473,078,200 1,192,052,775
   Special Warrants - 400,735,000 (400,735,000) -
Statutory Appropriations 4,766,014 4,764,699 1,315 26,340,998
  Ministry Total Operating Expense 1,312,470,214 1,240,125,699 72,344,515 1,218,393,773
   Net Consolidation Adjustment - Legal Aid Ontario 62,437,000 66,273,000 (3,836,000) 52,695,396
  Total Including Consolidation & Other Adjustments 1,374,907,214 1,306,398,699 68,508,515 1,271,089,169
           
  OPERATING ASSETS        
303   Family Justice Services Program 499,000 761,000 (262,000) -
  TOTAL OPERATING ASSETS TO BE VOTED 499,000 761,000 (262,000) -
  Ministry Total Operating Assets 499,000 761,000 (262,000) -
           
  CAPITAL EXPENSE        
301   Ministry Administration Program 58,700,000 44,827,900 13,872,100 48,796,752
305   Court Services Program 154,895,100 110,113,000 44,782,100 14,396,368
   Less: Special Warrants - 20,000,000 (20,000,000) -
  TOTAL CAPITAL EXPENSE TO BE VOTED 213,595,100 134,940,900 78,654,200 63,193,120
   Special Warrants - 20,000,000 (20,000,000) -
  Ministry Total Capital Expense 213,595,100 154,940,900 58,654,200 63,193,120
   Net Consolidation Adjustment - Legal Aid Ontario 3,880,000 3,880,000 - 3,648,000
  Total Including Consolidation & Other Adjustments 217,475,100 158,820,900 58,654,200 66,841,120
           
  Ministry Total Operating and Capital Including Consolidation and Other Adjustments (not including Assets) 1,592,382,314 1,465,219,599 127,162,715 1,337,930,289

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