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
(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.
(3) Drug testing.
(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
(f) This section shall become inoperative on July 1, 2013.