Reduce Program Costs

The table below was published in the Syracuse Post Standard and shows Onondaga County, where the Tecana system was initially deployed, as having significantly lower cost per case than other counties in New York.  

County

Type

Population

Spent in 2012

Cases

Cost per case

Cayuga

Assigned

79,738

$879,257  

1,896

$463.74

Madison

Public defender

73,365

$900,722  

1,691

$532.66

Oswego

Assigned

122,109

$1,739,648*

2,431

$715.61

Onondaga

Assigned

467,026

$4,440,107  

14,388

$308.60

Ontario

Public defender

107,931

$2,636,863*

4,393

$600.24

Jefferson

Public defender

116,227

$1,615,041  

8,493

$190.16

St. Lawrence

Public defender

111,944

$1,770,000  

4,380

$404.11

Data is from Syracuse Post Standard. Confirms Onondaga County as a low-cost Assigned Counsel Program.

*Spending numbers are budgeted, not actual spending. Spending totals not available.
Source: Counties

Tecana Reduces Costs and Improves Program Oversight for Assigned Counsel and Conflict Defender Programs.

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