FY13 State Budget Signed
July 09, 2012
Governor Patrick signed the FY2013 budget on Sunday, July 8, 2012 with no changes from the amounts in the House/Senate Conference Committee recommendation to the 3 main line items for which JDI advocates.
Domestic Violence & Sexual Assault Prevention & Treatment Services = $5,514,340
(DPH Line Item 4513-1130)
Support Services for People at Risk of Domestic Violence = $ 21,455,430
(DCF Line Item 4800-1400)
Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE) and Pediatric SANE = $ 3,160,740
(DPH Line item 4510-0810)
While the final amounts for 4513-1130 and 4800-1400 are a bit higher than last year, the funding level for core sexual and domestic vioelnce services have not yet returned to the pre-cut levels in FY2009. For a five year analysis of funding, click here.
JDI also advocated for related housing and support services to assist victims of sexual and domestic violence. For instance, SAFEPLAN was funded at $741,199.
Thanks to all of you for your tireless advocacy throughout this process. We will continue to engage you as opportunities come up for supplemental budget funding and as we get ready for FY2014.