Total spending cuts- $148.7 million
Total budget- $2.2 billion
JPS appropriations in the Senate budget proposal include roughly $23.8 million funded through the American Reinvestment and Recovery Act. Over 200 vacant positions and nearly 800 filed positions will be eliminated mostly cut from Corrections and as a result of the expected closing of 7 prisons. 57 new jobs will be created either in the merging of prisons or through positions created by federal stimulus dollars.
- 47 vacant positions in administration and courthouses statewide to be cut department-wide.
- Freeze the step salary increase for magistrates and clerks.
- In trial courts, reduce funding for the dispute resolution centers and the Mediation Network of North Carolina by 25 percent.
- Save $7,000 by eliminating funding for annual travel allowances for each Superior Court Judge totaling $672,000.
Judicial- Indigent Defense
- Funding for the Center for Death Penalty Litigation contract is reduced by 5 percent.
- 3 vacant positions in the Public Defender office are eliminated.
- Eliminate 48 agency positions department-wide.
- Use funding of up to $1.8 million provided through the American Reinvestment and Recovery Act to expand GangNet intelligence information databases.
Juvenile Justice and Delinquency
- 7 administration positions to be eliminated in the general office.
- Eliminate funding for the Center for the Prevention of School Violence (CPSV)
- Use funding of $ 6 million from the American Reinvestment and Recovery Act to introduce a two year Gang Prevention and Intervention Pilot Program.
- 25 additional department-wide vacant positions to be eliminated.
- Use $1.5 million from the American Reinvestment and Recovery Act to create 12 new court counselors and 2 new supervisors.
- Close two of the seven Eckered Camps across the state.
- Eliminate funding for the Governor’s One on One mentoring program.
- Eliminate funding for the Support Our Students program, which will cut 3 filed positions.
- 19 vacant Youth Development Center Positions are to be eliminated.
- 100 vacant positions within the Department of Correction FY 2009-10 to be eliminated.
- 200 positions in 2010-11 to be eliminated.
- 87 positions throughout the Department of Corrections to be eliminated adding up to $4,369,668 in reduction savings.
- Reduce pass-through appropriation to Women at Risk, Harriet’s House and Our Children’s Place by 25 percent.
- Fund an additional 18 Chief Probation Parole Officer positions.
- 7 prisons are to be closed during FY 2009-10.
Crime Control and Public Safety
- 2 administrative positions to be eliminated.
- Decrease funding by 25 percent for the North Carolina Victims Assistance Network.