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Appendix L: Budget Implications
The Ad Hoc Committee to Review the Criminal Justice Act respectfully requests from the Defender Services Office a calculation and estimation of the budget necessary to support an independent agency charged with providing criminal defense services to indigent defendants in federal court.
If possible, there are three different scenarios in which an estimation would be helpful:
1. A defender services program inside the judiciary with shared services
For the purposes of this budget and cost estimation, such an agency would remain within
the judicial branch, housed within the Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts. The Committee seeks to find out the costs of the administrative support and services that such an agency would need to function, including such costs as salaries and overhead for budget and appropriations, training, the maintenance of defender information technology, the providing for resource offices and litigation support initiatives, and oversight of a voucher payment system, to name a few of the more specialized functions of such an agency. This estimation of costs should assume the situation where the Administrative Office could continue to provide services to this independent defense agency, much like those provided to the United States Sentencing Commission, as set out in its enabling statute.
No recommendation presented herein represents 2 0 1 7 R E P O R T O F T H E A D H O C C O M M I T T E E T O R E V I E W T H E C R I M I N A L J U S T I C E A C T the policy of the Judicial Conference of the United States unless approved by the Conference itself.
Judicial Conference of the United States
Ad Hoc Committee to Review the Criminal Justice Act Program Thurgood Marshall Federal Judiciary Building
One Columbus Circle, N.E.
Washington, D.C. 20544
Judge Kathleen Cardone
Chair Emeritus
Judge Edward C. Prado
Jon Gould
Reuben Cahn
Judge Dale S. Fischer
Chip Frensley
Judge John M. Gerrard Judge Mitchell S. Goldberg Orin S. Kerr
Neil H. MacBride Katherian Roe
Robert E. Rucker
Judge Reggie B. Walton
July 12, 2016
Defender Services Office
Request for Budget Calculations on Independent Agency

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