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{OPM Criminal Justice Bulletin}

February 9, 2011

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FEDERAL CUTS PROPOSED: U.S. House of Representatives, Committee on Appropriations -CR Spending Cuts to Go Deep




Message from Mike Lawlor


Federal Cuts Proposed


We received information from staff at the National Criminal Justice Association in Washington, DC about an announcement by the Appropriations Committee in the U. S. House of Representatives. 


The U.S. House of Representatives, Committee on Appropriations released some details that will form the basis of the its DRAFT Continuing Resolution (CR) Bill to fund the remainder of FY11.

See press release - CR Spending Cuts to Go Deep


The NCJA staff advised us to keep in mind that this is just the first step in formulating the federal budget for next year, but it does give everyone an indication of the types of significant cuts that may be in store at the federal level.  Many, many steps and negotiations lie ahead, but they wanted us to see what is in this draft House bill.


The bill will include:

  • Eliminating the COPS Hiring program,
  • Cutting $256 million out of BJA programs (from a baseline total of $1.48 billion), and
  • Cutting $2.3 million out of OJJDP programs.

No further details are available on which programs are cut to reach the $256 million total from BJA. 


The DOJ programs proposed for reductions are:

  • ONDCP - $69 million
  • Drug Intelligence Center - $11 million
  • Law Enforcement Wireless Communications - $52 million
  • US Marshals Service - $10 million
  • FBI - $74 million
  • State and Local Law Enforcement Assistance - $256 million
  • Juvenile Justice - $2.3 million
  • COPS - $600 million

Here is the link to the press release with list of programs:  http://appropriations.house.gov/index.cfm?FuseAction=PressReleases.Detail&PressRelease_id=259


Full details will emerge sometime in the next day or two and we will continue to keep you up to date on the budget discussions in Washington and in Hartford. 


Please feel free to contact me if you have questions or concerns.


Thanks, Mike



Mike Lawlor
Under Secretary
Criminal Justice Policy and Planning Division
State Office of Policy and Management



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