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California Department of Healthcare Services

Drug Court Programs 

NOTE: The Substance Use Disorder Services Divisions are currently updating these web pages in an effort to enhance and streamline the information available through this website. We are currently under construction and therefore all content and/or links may not be currently available.

Chapter 40, Statues of 2011 (AB 118) and Chapter 13, Statutes of 2011, 1st Extraordinary Session (ABXI 16) implement 2011 Realignment. Effective July 1, 2011, substance abuse treatment program funding is realigned from the state to local governments and redirects specified tax and other revenue sources to fund this effort.

AB 118 contains various substance abuse treatment subaccounts

Effective July 1, 2011, administration of Drug Court Programs was realigned from ADP to the counties. DHCS will continue to provide technical assistance to counties regarding drug court issues.
Counties have the discretion to determine which type of drug court they support with realigned funding.  Drug court funding must be spent on drug court operations and services. per Government Code Section 30025 (f)(7)(H) as added by AB 118, the Drug Court Subaccount shall be used to fund the costs of drug court operations and services as those costs are currently permitted and described by statute and regulation.

Under realignment, the total of all three drug court allocations – Comprehensive Drug Court Implementation (CDCI), Drug Court Partnership (DCP), and Dependency Drug Court (DDC) – were combined into one allocation as of FY 2011-12. The allocation percentages are applied to the funds deposited in the Drug Court Subaccount on a monthly basis from the sales tax revenues. The actual dollars varies depending on the actual sales tax receipts.

To review payment issued by the State Controller’s Office, use the link and instructions below:

 http://www.sco.ca.gov/ard_local_apportionments.html

  • Select “Current Apportionment Payments”
  • Select “Monthly Health and Human Services Account”
  • Select “Fiscal Year 2011-2012”
  • Select “Drug Court”
  • Under Remittance Advice, select “September 2011”

 

Please note:

Effective with the passage of the 2013-2014 Budget Act and associated legislation, the Department of Alcohol and Drug Programs (ADP) no longer exists as of July 1, 2013. All ADP programs and staff, except the Office of Problem Gambling, transferred to the Department of Health Care Services (DHCS).