THE BUDGET FOR FISCAL YEAR 2013
nesses, but undermine our nancial stability andprosperity. Thereore, the Administration is de- voting nearly $40 million to identiy and deeatintellectual property criminals, an increase o $5million over 2012. The Administration’s eortshave already resulted in shutting down 350 web-sites engaged in the illegal sale and distributiono countereit goods and copyrighted works. Addi-tionally, international partnerships and joint ini-tiatives have enabled experts to train or educatein IP protection more than 2,500 oreign judges,prosecutors, investigators, and other ocialsrom over 30 countries.
Maintains Safe and Secure PrisonCapacity.
The Budget proposes $8.5 billion,a 4 percent increase over 2012, or Federalprisons and detention acilities. These unds areprovided to sta and operate recently completedprisons as well as address additional capacityrequirements due to projected growth in theFederal detainee population. An additional $13million is provided to expand inmate re-entryprograms that help ensure inmates are wellprepared to re-enter society and become positiveand productive members o their communities.The Administration will also continue to exploreopportunities to reduce the prison population,with a ocus on non-violent oenders.
Improves the Way Federal Dollars areSpent
Explores Improvements to the Prosecu-tion of Criminals.
The Administration is com-mitted to a smarter allocation o resources orcrime prevention and public saety; one that uti-lizes Federal resources more eciently and e-ectively to address the wide range o criminal justice and national security threats acing thecountry. The U.S. Attorneys will continue to leadeorts to ensure that law enorcement investi-gations are conducted in a manner that leads tostrong case presentation and results in eectiveand successul prosecutions, thereby improvingthe eectiveness o all the Department’s lawenorcement activities.
Strategically Invests in Law Enforcementby Streamlining Activities and ReducingDuplication.
DOJ’s law enorcement componentshave grown 106 percent rom 2001 to 2012 andnow encompass more than 50 percent o theDepartment’s total budget. Recognizing this, the Administration proposes to strategically alignthe Department’s law enorcement resourcesand invest $12.4 billion in the FBI, the DrugEnorcement Administration, the Bureau o Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives,and the U.S. Marshals. Although this undingis slightly below the 2012 enacted level, the Administration is encouraged by the continuingdownward trend in violent crime rates. Despitethese improvements, however, the Administrationremains vigilant and understands that orprogress to continue, Federal law enorcementmust be aligned with today’s criminal justicechallenges. As such, the Department is ocusingits law enorcement resources oremost onpreventing, protecting against, and mitigatingterrorist threats; disrupting and dismantlingorganized and sophisticated criminal enterprises;deending against the penetration o the Nation’scritical inormation inrastructure; and ensuringthe saety o those most at risk. In addition,the Department has identied $138 millionin savings and administrative eciencies. Forexample, task orces with similar missions andgeographic commonality will be considered orconsolidation or elimination; oces, acilities,and inormation technology systems will berestructured and condensed; and gang and drugintelligence and operations will be streamlined,reduced, or eliminated.
Makes Targeted Investments for Stateand Local Assistance Initiatives
Provides Funding for Juvenile Justiceand Child Safety Programs.
The Budget pro- vides $312 million or Juvenile Justice and ChildSaety programs that assist States with their ju- venile justice systems. Research indicates thatmore than 60 percent o children have been ex-posed to violence, crime, and abuse. This prob-lem has signicant consequences or individuals,