Article 2. Drug Court Partnership Act Of 2002 of California Health And Safety Code >> Division 10.5. >> Part 3. >> Chapter 2. >> Article 2.

(a) This article shall be known and may be cited as the Drug Court Partnership Act of 2002.
  (b) The Drug Court Partnership Program, as provided for in this article, shall be administered by the State Department of Alcohol and Drug Programs for the purpose of providing assistance to drug courts that accept only defendants who have been convicted of felonies. The department and the Judicial Council shall design and implement this program through the Drug Court Systems Steering Committee as originally established by the department and the Judicial Council to implement the former Drug Court Partnership Act of 1998 (Article 3 (commencing with Section 11970)).
  (c) (1) The department shall require counties that participate in the Drug Court Partnership Program to submit a revised multiagency plan that is in conformance with the Drug Court Systems Steering Committee's recommended guidelines. Revised multiagency plans that are reviewed and approved by the department and recommended by the Drug Court Systems Steering Committee shall be funded for the 2002-03 fiscal year under this article. The department, without a renewal of the Drug Court Systems Steering Committee's original recommendation, may disburse future year appropriations to the grantees.
  (2) The multiagency plan shall identify the resources and strategies for providing an effective drug court program exclusively for convicted felons who meet the requirements of this article and the guidelines adopted thereunder, and shall set forth the basis for determining eligibility for participation that will maximize savings to the state in avoided prison costs.
  (3) The multiagency plan shall include, but not be limited to, all of the following components:
  (A) The method by which the drug court will ensure that the target population of felons will be identified and referred to the drug court.
  (B) The elements of the treatment and supervision programs.
  (C) The method by which the grantee will provide the specific outcomes and data required by the department to determine state prison savings or cost avoidance.
  (D) Assurance that funding received pursuant to this article will be used to supplement, rather than supplant, existing programs.
  (d) Funds shall be used only for programs that are identified in the approved multiagency plan. Acceptable uses may include, but shall not be limited to, any of the following:
  (1) Drug court coordinators.
  (2) Training.
  (3) Drug testing.
  (4) Treatment.
  (5) Transportation.
  (6) Other costs related to substance abuse treatment.
  (e) The department shall identify and design a data collection instrument to determine state prison cost savings and avoidance from this program.
  (f) This section shall become inoperative on July 1, 2013.