Six prosecutors’ offices in New York City have been allocated a total of more than $314 million for the fiscal year that began on July 1, an increase of 6.1 percent over the amount set aside by the city at the beginning of the 2013-14 fiscal year.
But the $75 billion city budget is not the last word on what the city will spend in 2014-15. New York City’s municipal budget is modified throughout the fiscal year to account for state and federal grants received after its adoption, as well as any revenues brought in by each agency. The final modified budget for the district attorneys by the end of the 2013-14 year was more than $330 million, compared to the approximately $296 million originally adopted.
The City Law Department in the budget passed late last month received a 16.5 percent funding boost over the spending plan adopted in July 2013. City spending for indigent defense services is down 3.6 percent, mostly due to the city’s downsizing of its 18-B Assigned Counsel program for criminal defendants.