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OCR spends 95% of its budget on meeting its statutory mandates, primarily on attorney services for children provided by state employees in OCR’s El Paso GAL Office and independent contractors throughout the state. Independent contractors provide attorney services at a rate of $75 per hour. services at a rate of $75 per hour. The average cost of an OCR case in FY 16-17 was $1,324. The remaining 5% of the OCR’s budget is used to administer the agency.

In FY 16-17, the OCR paid attorney services in 15,293 case appointments. The average cost of an OCR case was $1,324 in FY 16-17. The appointments in dependency and neglect cases account for 79% of attorney services expenditures.
 

Breakdown of Expenditures

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Breakdown of OCR Attorney Appointments Over the Last Five Fiscal Years

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