House Appropriations Subcommittee Approves Key Department of Justice Programs
House Appropriations Subcommittee Approves Key
Department of Justice Programs
July 12, 2013 – On Wednesday, the House Appropriations Subcommittee
on Commerce-Justice-Science (CJS) approved the fiscal year 2014 bill
that funds Department of Justice (DOJ) programs. The bill funds DOJ
at $26.3 billion, a decrease of $720 million (3 percent) from the
fiscal year 2013 enacted level.
The bill included $55 million for the Second Chance Act, the Justice
and Mental Health Collaboration Program (created by the Mentally Ill
Offender Treatment and Crime Reduction Act, or MIOTCRA) received $7.5
million, and the Justice Reinvestment Initiative received $25
million, including funding for a task force on federal corrections
spending. The robust funding provided for Justice Reinvestment
programs reflects continued congressional support for programs that
address rising corrections costs and increasing prison and jail
The bill also provides $75 million for a comprehensive school safety
initiative to be developed by the National Institute of Justice.
Committee approval is only the first step in the appropriations
process. The appropriations bills must be passed by the House and
Senate Appropriations Committees, as well as the full House and
Senate. The Senate plans to release their fiscal year 2014 CJS
appropriations bill later this month.
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