By Todd Ruger, Legal Times
Justice Department Seeks Budget Increase for Criminal Justice Reform
The White House's proposed $27.4 billion budget for the U.S. Department of Justice would boost spending on the administration's criminal justice reform efforts, the agency said today. President Barack Obama called for $173 million for initiatives that include more state and local prisoner reentry programs. If enacted, the department would get a $122 million increase over the 2014 fiscal year enacted level.