2004 Yellow Book
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Change Percent


General Fund 165,651,000 157,566,000 (8,085,000) -4.9%
Special Revenue-Other 47,698,000 71,198,000 23,500,000 49.3%
Special Revenue-Federal 319,924,000 353,721,000 33,797,000 10.6%

Total for AGENCY SUMMARY: 533,273,000 582,485,000 49,212,000 9.2%

* 2000-01 through 2002-03 reflect enacted appropriations.
* 2003-04 and 2004-05 reflect Executive recommended appropriations.


Fund Current

General Fund: 572 628 56
All Other Funds: 153 192 39

TOTAL: 725 820 95

Budget Highlights

The Division of Criminal Justice Services (DCJS) is the administering agency for both State and Federal monies, which support programs designed to combat crime, drug abuse and violence across the State. DCJS maintains criminal history and statistical data for Federal, State and local law enforcement agencies, identifies criminals through fingerprints and provides training and management services to local law enforcement agencies.

The Executive proposes an All-Funds appropriation of $582,485,000, which represents a $49,212,000, or 9.2 percent increase from State Fiscal Year (SFY) 2003-04 spending levels.

This agency is included in the Public Protection and General Government appropriation bill.

State Operations

The SFY 2003-04 adjusted appropriation includes a recommended deficiency appropriation of $104,000,000 for the Division’s Domestic Incident Preparedness Program. This increase in Federal Funds appropriation authority would allow the Division to disburse recently awarded State Homeland Security Grant Program awards, which Federal guidelines require to be expended before the end of the current State fiscal year.

The Executive proposes an increase in All Funds State Operations appropriations of $22,549,000, or 7.8 percent. The net increase in the General Fund is due to adjustments made to reflect the actual cost of continuing programs and other fixed cost increases and the addition of administrative funds shifted from the Crime Victims Board (CVB).

The remaining increase of $18,725,000 is largely attributed to increases in Federal awards for various programs.

In SFY 2004-05, the Executive proposes to have DCJS act as a “host” agency to perform certain administrative duties on behalf of the Capital Defender Office (CDO). This initiative is expected to generate $89,000 in savings to the CDO.

The Executive also proposes to shift the administration of grant funds from the Division of Probation and Correctional Alternatives (DPCA) to DCJS. This initiative is expected to generate $200,000 in savings to DPCA. This proposal is suggested to allow for staff at DPCA to concentrate on statewide efforts in enhancing offender supervision services.

In SFY 2003-04, the Executive proposes to merge the Crime Victims Board into DCJS as a “Victim Services Program”. This Program would employ existing members of the Crime Victims Board (CVB), with the exception of 8 FTE positions that will be eliminated due to attrition. This reflects a savings of $501,000 from SFY 2003-04 levels. Aid to Localities spending relative to crime victims services would be shifted to DCJS and remain unchanged from SFY 2003-04 levels.

Aid To Localities

The Executive proposes an All Funds Aid to Localities appropriation totaling $270,217,000, which represents a $26,663,000, or 10.95 percent increase over SFY 2003-04.

Under the Executive proposal, the General fund would support $113,705,000 in local programming, which represents a reduction in General Fund spending of $8,484,0000 from SFY 2003-04 funding levels. This reduction is comprised of a 5 percent reduction to most local aid programs and the elimination of funding for the Westchester Policing Program, previously funded at $2,600,000.

The Executive proposes to combine funding for Drug Treatment Alternatives to Prison (DTAP) and the Willard Drug Treatment Campus into a single “Drug Diversion Program”, funded at $861,000, a reduction of $18,000 from SFY 2003-04. The Executive also proposes to combine Gun Interdiction and Gun Possession Prosecution program funding into a single “Street Crime Enforcement Program”, funded at $888,000, a reduction of $47,000 from SFY 2003- 04. These funds will support some expenses related to the Executive’s Operation IMPACT (Integrated Municipal Police Anti-Crime Teams) initiative. This initiative is proposed to allow for State Police to work with local law enforcement agencies outside of New York City to target deviant behavior in criminal “hotspots”.

The Executive proposes to shift the funding for local Probation Aid and Alternatives to Incarceration (ATI) grant programming from the Division of Probation and Correctional Alternatives to the Division of Criminal Justice Services. Under this new proposal, the Executive proposes to reduce all probation-related aid funding by 5 percent.

The Executive proposes a new $5,000,000 Vehicle and Traffic Local Prosecution Program to provide supplemental funding to District Attorneys whose caseloads will be impacted by an Article VII proposal that relies on prosecutors to handle an increasing volume of pleas to Vehicle and Traffic offenses.

The Executive also proposes a new $5,000,000 revenue sharing program that provides for reimbursement to District Attorneys that participate in the Crimes Against Revenue Program.

Article VII

The Executive proposes Article VII legislation that would:

  • Merge the Crime Victims Board into the Division of Criminal Justice Services;
  • Expand a mandatory $15 parking ticket surcharge to all vicinities of the State;
  • Establish a new $1,000 fee to be paid by convicted sex offenders;
  • Require payment of a mandatory surcharge and a crime victims assistance fee for adjudicated Youthful Offenders;
  • Require that speeding tickets be based on the initial charged offense regardless of conviction for a lesser offense;
  • Authorize the Division of Criminal Justice Services to implement automated photo-monitoring at highway work zones to reduce speeding;
  • Establish a $25,000 cap on medical payments to crime victims and a $60,000 cap on payments for catastrophic injuries to crime victims;
  • Authorize mandatory surcharges and a crime victims assistance fee to be imposed in cases where the defendant paid restitution in full; and
  • Accelerate the reimbursement payment for the provision of indigent legal services by changing funding formulas enacted during SFY 2003-04.

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