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Budget Summary FY2018

03400203 - Drug Diversion and Drug Prevention Education Programming
Data Current as of:  7/20/2017





Account Description FY2017
Spending
FY2018
GAA
0340-0203 Drug Diversion and Drug Prevention Education Programming
For the implementation and administration of drug diversion programs for young-adult non-violent drug offenders; provided, that individuals using heroin who are arrested for nonviolent crimes shall be eligible for the drug diversion program; provided further, that individuals charged with violent crimes shall not be eligible for participation in a drug diversion program; provided further, that a district attorney's office may contract with any organization for the purpose of administering a drug diversion program or education program; provided further, that a district attorney's office may contract with an organization to administer a drug diversion program or education program; provided further, that not more than $100,000 shall be distributed to any 1 district attorney's office for such purpose; provided further, that such programs shall be designed in consultation with the department of public health; provided further, that eligible drug diversion programs shall offer pre-arraignment or post-arraignment programs for non-violent drug offenders to provide candidates the opportunity to receive comprehensive substance use treatment services in lieu of prosecution through the traditional court process; provided further, that treatment plans may include, but shall not be limited to, inpatient, outpatient and step-down recovery services; provided further, that diversion program candidates without insurance coverage for such services shall not be denied access to the program based on the inability to pay; provided further, that not less than 60 days before the distribution of funds, the Massachusetts District Attorneys Association shall submit a report to the house and senate committees on ways and means detailing: (i) the amount to be given to each district attorney's office; (ii) the reason behind the distribution; and (iii) the administration and cost of the program; and provided further, that no funds from this item shall be expended on the administrative costs of the Massachusetts District Attorneys Association
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