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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, 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
2012-13

Estimates
2011-12

Difference
Between
2012-13
and
2011-12

Actual
2010-11

  OPERATING EXPENSE        
301   Ministry Administration Program 178,830,400 169,181,200 9,649,200 161,607,648
302   Prosecuting Crime Program 264,935,500 260,756,200 4,179,300 250,970,104
303   Policy, Justice Programs and Agencies Program 517,855,300 509,962,400 7,892,900 485,862,620
304   Legal Services Program 53,274,400 33,140,500 20,133,900 29,663,879
305   Court Services Program 425,283,600 410,511,900 14,771,700 403,169,394
306   Victims and Vulnerable Persons Program 174,796,200 164,134,800 10,661,400 152,362,677
307   Political Contribution Tax Credit 6,783,000 11,870,300 (5,087,300) 8,478,754
  TOTAL OPERATING EXPENSE TO BE VOTED 1,621,758,400 1,559,557,300 62,201,100 1,492,115,076
Statutory Appropriations 4,767,014 4,767,014 - 32,829,014
  Ministry Total Operating Expense 1,626,525,414 1,564,324,314 62,201,100 1,524,944,090
   Net Consolidation Adjustment - Legal Aid Ontario 36,890,400 35,217,300 1,673,100 33,495,000
  Total Including Consolidation & Other Adjustments 1,663,415,814 1,599,541,614 63,874,200 1,558,439,090
           
  CAPITAL EXPENSE        
301   Ministry Administration Program 31,501,000 31,501,000 - 26,775,307
302   Prosecuting Crime Program 1,000 1,000 - -
303   Policy, Justice Programs and Agencies Program 1,000 1,000 - -
304   Legal Services Program 1,000 1,000 - -
305   Court Services Program 33,444,900 1,006,100 32,438,800 156,190
306   Victims and Vulnerable Persons Program 1,000 1,000 - -
  TOTAL CAPITAL EXPENSE TO BE VOTED 64,949,900 32,511,100 32,438,800 26,931,497
Statutory Appropriations 1,138,300 1,241,300 (103,000) 167,282
  Ministry Total Capital Expense 66,088,200 33,752,400 32,335,800 27,098,779
   Net Consolidation Adjustment - Legal Aid Ontario 2,100,000 2,442,700 (342,700) 3,757,000
  Total Including Consolidation & Other Adjustments 68,188,200 36,195,100 31,993,100 30,855,779
           
  CAPITAL ASSETS        
302   Prosecuting Crime Program - 998,000 (998,000) 232,409
303   Policy, Justice Programs and Agencies Program 250,000 397,000 (147,000) 711,630
304   Legal Services Program - 161,000 (161,000) 34,665
305   Court Services Program 282,605,900 284,014,500 (1,408,600) 158,228,570
306   Victims and Vulnerable Persons Program - 28,000 (28,000) 12,054
  TOTAL CAPITAL ASSETS TO BE VOTED 282,855,900 285,598,500 (2,742,600) 159,219,328
  Ministry Total Capital Assets 282,855,900 285,598,500 (2,742,600) 159,219,328
           
  Ministry Total Operating and Capital Including Consolidation and Other Adjustments (not including Assets) 1,731,604,014 1,635,736,714 95,867,300 1,589,294,869
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