(a) (1) At its option, a county may provide a program authorized by this article. A county that chooses to provide a program shall ensure that any funds used for the program are used in compliance with the requirements for receipt of federal block grant funds for prevention and treatment of substance abuse described in Subchapter XVII of Chapter 6A of Title 42 of the United States Code and other federal provisions governing the receipt of federal funds.

(2) The funds contained in each county’s Behavioral Health Subaccount of the Support Services Account of the Local Revenue Fund 2011 may be used to fund the cost of drug court treatment programs for the purpose of applying for federal grant funds from the federal Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration as described in Section 11775.

Terms Used In California Health and Safety Code 11971

  • Contract: A legal written agreement that becomes binding when signed.
  • County: includes city and county. See California Education Code 24937
  • Partnership: A voluntary contract between two or more persons to pool some or all of their assets into a business, with the agreement that there will be a proportional sharing of profits and losses.
  • State: means the State of California, unless applied to the different parts of the United States. See California Education Code 25000.5

(b) If a county chooses to provide a drug court program, a county alcohol and drug program administrator and the presiding judge in the county shall develop, as part of the contract for alcohol and other drug abuse services, a plan for the operation of drug court program that shall include the information necessary for the state to ensure a county’s compliance with the provisions for receipt of the federal block grant funds for prevention and treatment of substance abuse found at Subchapter XVII of Chapter 6A of Title 42 of the United States Code and other applicable federal provisions for funds.

(c) The plan shall do all of the following:

(1) Describe existing programs that serve substance abusing adults, juveniles, and parents of children who are detained by, or are dependents of, the juvenile court.

(2) Provide a local action plan for implementing cost-effective drug court systems, including any or all of the following drug court systems:

(A) Drug courts operating pursuant to Sections 1000 to 1000.5, inclusive, of the Penal Code.

(B) Drug courts for juvenile offenders.

(C) Drug courts for parents of children who are detained by, or are dependents of, the juvenile court.

(D) Drug courts for parents of children in family law cases involving custody and visitation issues.

(E) Other drug court systems that are approved by the Drug Court Partnership Executive Steering Committee.

(3) Develop information-sharing systems to ensure that county actions are fully coordinated, and to provide data for measuring the success of the local action plan in achieving its goals.

(4) Identify outcome measures that will determine the cost effectiveness of the local action plan.

(Added by Stats. 2012, Ch. 36, Sec. 67. (SB 1014) Effective June 27, 2012. Operative July 1, 2012, by Sec. 83 of Ch. 36.)