President Releases FY 2013 Budget

On Monday, President Obama unveiled his fiscal year 2013 budget. The $3.8 trillion budget allocates $28.2 billion to justice programs.

The CSG Justice Center applauds the inclusion of $80 million for Second Chance Act programs and $6 million for Justice Reinvestment initiatives in the President’s Budget. The budget also proposes that funding for the Mentally Ill Offender Treatment and Crime Reduction Act (MIOTCRA)—the funding source for the Justice and Mental Health Collaboration Program—be combined with a drug and mental health courts program into a $52 million problem solving grants initiative.

The table below provides a breakdown of key criminal justice programs in the President’s proposal. These funding levels for 2013 will not be finalized until Congress passes the Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies appropriations bill.

Justice Funding Highlights (in millions)

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Program
FY10
FY11
FY12
FY13 Budget Request
Second Chance Act Grants $100 $83 $63 $80 m
Mentally Ill Offender Treatment and Crime Reduction Program $12 $9.9 $9
Justice Reinvestment $10 $8.3 $6 $6
Byrne Justice Assistance Grants $519 $431 $470 $430
Byrne Competitive Grants $40 $33 $15 $25
Residential Substance Abuse Treatment $30 $24 $10 $21
Drug Courts $45 $36 $35
State Criminal Alien Assistance Program $330 $273 $240 $70
Adam Walsh $11 $9 $20 $20