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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 Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario, the Environment and Land Tribunals of Ontario, the Ontario Human Rights Commission, the Human Rights Legal Support Centre, the Law Commission of Ontario, and the Social Justice Tribunals. The Ministry also funds Legal Aid Ontario and administers the Special Investigations Unit and the Office of the Independent Police Review Director.

MINISTRY PROGRAM SUMMARY
($)
VOTE PROGRAM

Estimates
2011-12

Estimates
2010-11

Difference
Between
2011-12
and
2010-11

Actual
2009-10

  OPERATING EXPENSE        
301   Ministry Administration Program 169,181,200 165,295,500 3,885,700 159,248,248
302   Prosecuting Crime Program 260,756,200 259,254,900 1,501,300 246,624,546
303   Policy, Justice Programs and Agencies Program 555,524,500 540,023,200 15,501,300 539,158,767
304   Legal Services Program 33,140,500 30,914,200 2,226,300 28,646,474
305   Court Services Program 410,511,900 402,402,000 8,109,900 396,863,484
306   Victim Services Program 118,572,700 120,046,500 (1,473,800) 99,979,041
  TOTAL OPERATING EXPENSE TO BE VOTED 1,547,687,000 1,517,936,300 29,750,700 1,470,520,560
Statutory Appropriations 4,767,014 4,767,014 - 30,203,685
  Ministry Total Operating Expense 1,552,454,014 1,522,703,314 29,750,700 1,500,724,245
   Net Consolidation Adjustment - Legal Aid Ontario 35,217,300 42,487,000 (7,269,700) 50,356,300
  Total Including Consolidation & Other Adjustments 1,587,671,314 1,565,190,314 22,481,000 1,551,080,545
           
  OPERATING ASSETS        
303   Policy, Justice Programs and Agencies Program - 20,000 (20,000) -
  TOTAL OPERATING ASSETS TO BE VOTED - 20,000 (20,000) -
  Ministry Total Operating Assets - 20,000 (20,000) -
           
  CAPITAL EXPENSE        
301   Ministry Administration Program 31,501,000 31,501,000 - 37,484,313
302   Prosecuting Crime Program 1,000 1,000 - -
303   Policy, Justice Programs and Agencies Program 1,000 2,000 (1,000) -
304   Legal Services Program 1,000 1,000 - -
305   Court Services Program 282,301,600 186,271,900 96,029,700 70,406,368
306   Victim Services Program 1,000 1,000 - -
  TOTAL CAPITAL EXPENSE TO BE VOTED 313,806,600 217,777,900 96,028,700 107,890,681
Statutory Appropriations 1,241,300 535,200 706,100 6,097
  Ministry Total Capital Expense 315,047,900 218,313,100 96,734,800 107,896,778
   Net Consolidation Adjustment - Legal Aid Ontario 2,442,700 4,500,000 (2,057,300) 3,793,000
  Total Including Consolidation & Other Adjustments 317,490,600 222,813,100 94,677,500 111,689,778
           
  CAPITAL ASSETS        
301   Ministry Administration Program - 15,000 (15,000) -
302   Prosecuting Crime Program 998,000 232,000 766,000 250,879
303   Policy, Justice Programs and Agencies Program 397,000 918,000 (521,000) 168,205
304   Legal Services Program 161,000 148,500 12,500 -
305   Court Services Program 2,719,000 1,766,000 953,000 211,871
306   Victim Services Program 28,000 331,000 (303,000) -
  TOTAL CAPITAL ASSETS TO BE VOTED 4,303,000 3,410,500 892,500 630,955
  Ministry Total Capital Assets 4,303,000 3,410,500 892,500 630,955
           
  Ministry Total Operating and Capital Including Consolidation and Other Adjustments (not including Assets) 1,905,161,914 1,788,003,414 117,158,500 1,662,770,323

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