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DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE

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FY2004 Budget Summary


OFFICE OF JUSTICE PROGRAMS - JUSTICE ASSISTANCE
(Dollars in thousands)
 
 
    Perm.
Pos. 1/
  FTE   Amount
2002 Obligations 954   807   $1,008,573
  Transfer of Office of Domestic Preparedness Programs (ODP) to the Department of Homeland Security -59 -59 -750,352
2002 Obligations as adjusted 895   748   258,221
2003 President's Budget Request. (included proposal to transfer ODP to the Federal Emergency Management Agency) 700   804   220,656
  Transfer from State and Local Law Enforcement Assistance as part of budget realignment ...   ...   751,878
  Transfer from Weed and Seed Program Fund as part of budget realignment ...   ...   58,925
  Transfer from Juvenile Justice Programs as part of budget realignment ...   ...   251,169
  Transfer from Community Oriented Policing Services as part of budget realignment ...   ...   1,217,724
  Transfer from Public Safety Officers Benefits as part of budget realignment ...   ...   53,054
  Adjustments to base:
       Increases (see page 118) ...   1   2,510
       Decreases (see page 118) ... -76 -339
2004 Current Services 700   729   2,555,577
  Program Improvements (detailed below) ...   ...   -370,100
  Rescission from balances ... ... -11,622
2004 Request (Mandatory and Discretionary) 700 1/ 729   2,185,477
2004 Mandatory Request and Discretionary) ...   ...   49,054
2004 Discretionary Request 700   729   2,136,423
 

  2003 President's Budget 2004 Current Services 2004 Request Program Improvements/Offsets
Comparison by activity and program Perm
Pos.
FTE Amount Perm
Pos.
FTE Amount Perm
Pos.
FTE Amount Perm
Pos.
FTE Amount
1. Counterterrorism Research and Development ... ... $17,000 3 3 $17,496 3 3 $17,496 ... ... ...
2. Improving the Criminal Justice System ... ... $34,175 191 220 $1,441,817 191 220 $1,220,404 ... ... -221,413
3. Research, Development, Evaluation and Statistics ... ... $95,106 210 210 133,985 210 210 129,488 ... ... -4497
4. Technology for Crime Identification ... ... 0 24 24 229,622 24 24 235,090 ... ... 5468
5. Strengthening the Juvenile Justice System ... ... 0 124 124 393,222 124 124 234,729 ... ... -158,493
6. Substance Abuse: Demand Reduction ... ... 0 38 38 144,175 36 36 148,986 -2 -2 4,811
7. Services for Victims of Crime2/ ... ... 28,997 110 110 195,260 112 112 199,284 2 2 4,024
8. Management and Administration 700 804 45,378 ... ... ... ... ... [119,638] ... ... ...
  Total 700 804 220,656 700 729 2,555,577 700 729 2,185,477 ... ... -370,100

1/ Does not includes 29 reimbursable positions
2/ Includes the Public Safety Officers' Death Benefits Program, which is scored as mandatory.

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Consistent with the Government Performance and Results Act, the 2004 budget proposes to streamline the decision unit structure of DOJ components to align more closely with the mission and strategic objectives contained in the DOJ Strategic Plan (FY 2001-2006). In addition, the budget has been realigned to reflect each component's outputs and full costs by major program activity, including the costs of management and administration, so that a more accurate picture of total activity costs is reflected in the budget. In this way, budget and performance are more closely linked, and provide a better basis on which to make budget decisions. Over time, agencies will be expected to identify effective outcome measures, monitor their progress, and accurately present the associated costs.
 
As part of its effort to realign resources to the DOJ Strategic Plan, the 2004 budget proposes to consolidate funding for OJP-administered programs funded under the Justice Assistance appropriation. In 2004, OJP has realigned its management and administration funding to reflect the full cost, both administrative and programmatic, of each OJP program. In order to achieve this, OJP's management and administration resources were redistributed among all OJP programs so that the budgeted administrative costs for each program were more closely aligned with actual administrative costs. The table below depicts the total funds for each program and the net program funds once administrative costs are subtracted. The net program fund amounts correspond to the amounts included for each program under the Justice Assistance appropriation language in the 2004 President's Budget Appendix.
 
  Total
Program
Funds
Admin.
Resources
Pos. FTE Net
Program
Funds
Counterterrorism Research and Development   $17,496 $496 3 3 $17,000
Improving the Criminal Justice System
Bulletproof Vest Partnership   25,136 993 6 6 24,143
Grants for Closed Circuit Televising   990 331 2 2 659
Justice Assistance Grant Program   599,724 13,734 54 83 585,990
     Tribal Court Initiative   [5,921] ...     [5,921]
     Law Enforcement Technology R&D   [19,956] ...     [19,956]
     Boys and Girls Clubs of America   [60,000] ...     [60,000]
USA Freedom Corps   15,000 331 2 2 14,669
Childsafe Initiative   26,000 993 6 6 25,007
Police Corps   29,639 1,324 8 8 28,315
Project Reentry   14,828 1,324 8 8 13,504
Project Sentry   19,815 331 2 2 19,484
Regional Information Sharing System   37,441 993 6 6 36,448
State and Local Gun Violence Assistance Program   49,172 1,489 9 9 47,683
State and Local Technical Assistance and Training   4,238 331 2 2 3,907
Southwest Border Prosecutor Initiative   49,387 1,324 8 8 48,063
Grants to Combat Violence Against Women   182,247 2,648 16 16 179,599
     Research and Eval Violence Against Women (NIJ)   [5,200] ...     [5,200]
     Safe Start Program (OJJDP)   [10,000] ...     [10,000]
Grants to Encourage Arrest Policies   64,126 1,489 9 9 62,637
Rural Domestic Violence & Child Abuse Enforcement Assistance   39,460 1,489 9 9 37,971
Training Programs to Assist Probation & Parole Officers   4,936 827 5 5 4,109
Weed and Seed Program   58,265 6,454 39 39 51,811
Total   1,220,404 36,405 191 220 1,183,999

Research, Development, Evaluation and Statistics
Criminal Justice Statistical Programs   48,380 12,575 76 76 35,805
Research, Evaluation, and Demonstration Programs   78,142 21,841 132 132 56,301
VAWA II Stalker Databases   2,966 331 2 2 2,635
Total   129,488 34,747 210 210 94,741

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    Total
Program

Funds
Admin.
Resources
Pos. FTE Net
Program
Funds
   
   
Technology for Crime Identification
DNA Initiative:   $177,000 $2,647 16 16 $174,353
     State and Local DNA Lab Capacity [35,000] ... ... ... ...
      Discretionary Research, Demo, Eval, Stats, and T/TA [10,000] ... ... ... ...
National Criminal Records History Improvement Program 58,090 1,166 8 8 56,924
Total 235,090 3,813 24 24 231,277

Strengthening the Juvenile Justice System (Reauth)
Part A: Concentration of Federal Efforts   696 496 3 3 200
Part B: Formula Grants   93,768 4,964 30 30 88,804
     Small, Non-Profit T/TA [10,000] ... ... ... ...
Part C: Juvenile Delinquency Block Grants (new)   42,881 4,964 30 30 37,917
Part D: Research/Eval/T&TA (new)   9,978 2,978 18 18 7,000
Part E: Demos (new)   5,151 2,151 13 13 3,000
Title V: Local Delinquency Prevention Incentive Grants   82,255 4,964 30 30 77,291
     Incentive Grants [69,755] ... ... ... [69,755]
     Tribal Youth Program [12,500] ... ... ... [12,500]
Total   234,729 20,517 124 124 214,212

Substance Abuse: Demand Reduction
Drug Courts   68,000 3,640 22 22 64,360
Indian Country Alcohol and Crime Demonstration Program   4,932 496 3 3 4,436
Residential Substance Abuse Treatment   76,054 1,821 11 11 74,233
Total   148,986 5,957 36 36 143,029

Services for Victims of Crime:
Direct Services for Victims of Crime
Crime Victims Fund (M&A only)   8,439 8,439 51 51 ...
Public Safety Officers Disability Benefit Program   4,827 827 8 8 4,000
Public Safety Officers Death Educational Assistance   3,996 496 5 5 3,500
VAWA II: Legal Assistance Program   39,515 1,489 9 9 38,026
VAWA II: Safe Haven Program   14,817 496 3 3 14,321
Subtotal   71,594 11,747 76 76 59,847

Education & Training to Better Serve Victims of Crime
Child Abuse Training Programs for Judicial Personnel   2,271 331 2 2 1,940
Court Appointed Special Advocate   11,830 496 3 3 11,334
Improving Investigation and Prosecution of Child Abuse   9,308 827 5 5 8,481
Missing and Exploited Children Program   32,986 2,317 14 14 30,669
VAWA II: Campus Violence   9,887 993 6 6 8,894

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    Total
Program
Funds
  Admin.
Resources
  Pos.   FTE   Net
Program
Funds
           
           
 
VAWA II: Enhancing Protections for Older & Disabled Women from Domestic Violence & Sexual Assault   $4,943   $496   3   3   $4,447
 
VAWA II: Education and Training to End Violence Against and Abuse of Women with Disabilities   7,411   496   3   3   6,915
Subtotal   78,636   5,956   36   36   72,680
Total   150,230   17,703   112   112   132,527
Total, Justice Assistance Discretionary   2,136,423   119,638   700   729   2,016,785
Public Safety Officers Death Benefit Program (MANDATORY)   49,054   ...   ...   ...   49,054
 
(Part of Direct Services for Victims of Crime)
TOTAL   2,185,477   119,638   700   729   2,065,839

    Perm. Pos.
Program Changes     FTE   Amount

Improving the Criminal Justice System
Hate Crimes Training and Technical Assistance   -2   -2   -$1,238

Funding for this program is transferred to the State and Local Antiterrorism Training Program to form one training program the State and Local Technical Assistance and Training Program to be administered by the Bureau of Justice Assistance.
Justice Assistance Grant Program (JAG)   10   10   -189,780

Included in this decrease is a $15 million reduction because USA Freedom Corps Program will be shown as a separate, stand-alone initiative. There will still be almost $600 million available for the Justice Assistance Grant Program in 2004.
USA Freedom Corps   2   2   15,000

This program is requested as a separate, standalone initiative in 2004.
Project Childsafe   ...   ...   -49,000

The budget proposes reducing Childsafe from $75 million to $26 million in 2004. The $26 million requested will provide enough funding to purchase 10 million gun locks and will complete the goal of providing locks for each of the handguns in the United States.
National White Collar Crime Center   -3   -3   -9,726

Funding for the Center is eliminated due to its specialized, state-specific projects that duplicate Federal efforts in areas such as identity theft.
 
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Perm.
Pos.
 
Program Changes   FTE   Amount
Project Sentry ...   ...   $5,000
Funding for Project Sentry is proposed as a single line-item at $19.815 million in 2004. Previously, approximately $5 million had been earmarked from the Juvenile Justice Programs Title V Incentive Grants for this initiative.
Regional Information Sharing System (RISS) 3   3   12,000
At its inception, RISS supported state and local law enforcement efforts to combat drug trafficking and organized criminal activity. However, the regional information sharing concept has expanded, and now more law enforcement agencies routinely reach out to share intelligence across jurisdictional boundaries. Section 701 of the USA Patriot Act authorizes RISS to operate secure information sharing systems to enhance the investigative and prosecutorial abilities of participating law enforcement agencies in addressing terrorism. The proposed increase will be used to expand RISS' accessibility to state and local public safety agencies for the purpose of sharing terrorism alerts and related information.
State and Local Technical Assistance and Training 2   2   4,238
This initiative, that consolidates funding for the Hate Crime Training Program ($1.238 million from current services) and the State and Local Antiterrorism Training Program ($3 million in new money) in 2004, will provide targeted training to state and local law enforcement addressing hate crimes and the investigation and prosecution of terrorist crimes.
Tribal Courts Initiative -12   -12   -7,907
In 2004, this program is proposed to be funded within the total amount requested for the Justice Assistance Grant Program.
 
Subtotal, Improving the Criminal Justice System ...   ...   -221,413
Research, Development, Evaluation and Statistics
Criminal Justice Statistical Program/National Crime Victimization Survey/Bureau of Justice Statistics ...   ...   2,000
This increase will be used to begin the automation of the National Crime Victimization Survey (NCVS). The NCVS is currently the only ongoing household survey that has not begun the conversion to a fully automated interviewing process. This conversion is critical, as the Census Bureau intends to eliminate systems used for maintaining paper-and-pencil surveys.
Law Enforcement Family Support Program ...   ...   -1,497
The budget proposes to eliminate funding for this research program, which has provided valuable information for law enforcement to address stress among their officers. An evaluation, scheduled for completion in 2003, will provide further information about which programs work. As this program has achieved its goal, its funding is proposed for elimination.

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    Perm. Pos.
Program Changes     FTE   Amount
Research, Evaluation, and Demonstration Programs/DNA Initiative/ National Institute of Justice   ...   ...   -$5,000
Funding for the National Institute of Justice's DNA Research and Development Program ($5 million) has been included in the Department's comprehensive DNA Initiative discussed under the Technology for Crime Identification Decision Unit.
   
Subtotal, Research, Development, Evaluation, and Statistics   ...   ...   -4,497
Technology for Crime Identification
Crime Information Technology Act (CITA) Program   -6   -6   -79,499
Funding for this program is proposed to be eliminated. This program's ability to fund innovative technologies has been severely impacted due to the level of earmarking that has occurred in recent years.
DNA Enhancements   12   12   102,937
The 2004 current services level includes approximately $75 million in existing grant program resources to help laboratories address DNA backlogs and make lab improvements ($35 million for the Crime Lab Improvement Program and $40 million for the DNA Backlog). The 2004 budget proposes to include this base funding in a consolidated DNA program. In addition, the budget proposes to add another $102.937 million, with $5 million coming from the existing DNA R&D Program in NIJ and the remaining $97.937 million in new money, to fund $177 million in DNA enhancements. Effective backlog reduction requires both the defrayal of sample analysis costs to meet immediate needs, and improvements, especially automation upgrades, in state and local forensic laboratories to increase their capacity for DNA analysis. Of the $177 million total, at least $35 million is proposed for state and local DNA lab upgrades. This program will include activities previously funded under the Crime Lab Improvement Program, the DNA Program, and the NIJ DNA R&D Program.
Criminal Records Upgrade Program   ...   ...   -1,171
The budget proposes a reduction in this program. The total funding level proposed in 2004 is $58.090 million, which will be available to assist states in upgrading record systems to support national data collection and reporting activities.
Safe Schools Technology Program   -6   -6   -16,799
Funding for this program has been eliminated so that limited state and local resources can be used in higher priority areas. Other programs, such as the Justice Assistance Grant Program, fund technology initiatives that can be adapted for school safety.
   
Subtotal, Technology for Crime Identification   ...   ...   5,468

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    Perm.
Pos.
Program Changes     FTE   Amount
Strengthening the Juvenile Justice System
Title V: Local Delinquency Prevention Incentive Grants   ...   ...   -$17,500
Of the total amount requested for this program ($82.255 million), $12.5 million is for the Tribal Youth Program, and the balance of $69.755 million is available for incentive grants for local delinquency prevention programs. The decrease includes the proposal to move $5 million previously allocated to Project Sentry under Title V and combine it with almost $15 million in other Project Sentry resources to create a single line-item of almost $20 million for Project Sentry in 2004.
Juvenile Accountability Incentive Block Grant (JAIBG) Program   ...   ...   -140,993
The Program Assessment Rating Tool (PART) evaluation of the JAIBG found no long-term goals or performance measures so this program is proposed for elimination in 2004. However, in 2004, funds available under the new Part C: Juvenile Delinquency Prevention Block Grant can be used for juvenile accountability activities.
   
Subtotal Strengthening the Justice System   ...   ...   -158,493
Substance Abuse: Demand Reduction
Drug Courts   3   3   16,614
The budget includes a $16 million increase for the Drug Courts Program, providing a total of $68 million in 2004. This increase will be used to expand the number of drug courts; increase retention in, and successful completion of, drug court programs by expanding the scope and improving the quality of drug court services; and generate drug court program outcome data. The total level of resources requested will fund 78 new drug courts. There are currently 957 drug courts in operation (includes federally and non- federally funded). The Drug Courts Program provides alternatives to incarceration by using the coercive power of the court to force abstinence and alter behavior with a combination of escalating sanctions, mandatory drug testing, treatment, and strong aftercare.
Drug Prevention Demonstration Program   -5   -5   -11,803
This program has not produced substantive results since its inception in 1998 and is proposed for elimination.
   
Subtotal Substance Abuse: Demand Reduction   -2   -2   4,811
Services for Victims of Crime:
Direct Services to Victims of Crime:
Public Safety Officers' Educational Assistance   ...   ...   3,500
This enhancement is requested to keep pace with the increasing number of dependents of public safety officers, either killed or permanently disabled in the line of duty, who are seeking educational assistance.

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    Perm.
Pos.
Program Changes     FTE Amount
Education and Training to Better Serve Victims of Crime:
Missing and Exploited Children's Program/AMBER Alert   5   5   $2,500
The budget request includes additional funds for state training and technical assistance to develop an effective, coordinated AMBER Alert program nationwide. This increase will be used to (1) develop and provide training over a two-year period to law enforcement and others on how to operate effective AMBER alert systems, and (2) to provide radio stations with the software needed to upgrade the emergency alert systems so that stations can broadcast an AMBER missing child alert.
Telemarketing Scams Against the Elderly   -3   -3   -1,976
Funds are proposed to be eliminated for this program in 2004. However, discretionary resources under the Crime Victims Fund may be available to assist victims of telemarketing fraud.
   
Subtotal Services for Victims of Crime   2   2   4,024
Total Program Improvements, Justice Assistance   ...   ...   -370,100
Rescission
The budget includes a rescission of $11,622,000 against balances. This will be achieved through the recovery of funds from grants whose time period has elapsed.   ...   ...   [-11,622]

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