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Office of Public Defense

  Annual FTEs General Fund State Other Funds Total Funds
  (Dollars in Thousands)
Estimated Expenditures 17.2 94,844 4,087 98,931
2021-23 Maintenance Level 20.0 94,618 3,871 98,489
Difference from 2019-21 2.8 (226) (216) (442)
% Change from 2019-21 16.3% (0.2%) (5.3%) (0.4%)

2021-23 Policy Other Changes

Litigation Defense Costs 0.0 400 0 400
Public Defense Support Costs 0.0 610 0 610
2021-23 Policy Other Changes Total 0.0 1,010 0 1,010
Total Policy Changes 0.0 1,010 0 1,010
2021-23 Policy Level 20.0 95,628 3,871 99,499
Difference from 2019-21 2.8 784 (216) 568
% Change from 2019-21 16.3% 0.83% (5.3%) 0.57%

Policy Changes

Litigation Defense Costs

Funding is provided to cover the agency's costs for Attorney General legal services to defend an ongoing class-action lawsuit filed against the Office of Public Defense and the State of Washington. (General Fund - State)

Public Defense Support Costs

This item provides continued funding for the Office of Public Defense to contract for public defense support services from the nonprofit Washington Defender Association. (General Fund - State)