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 19-5606. Implementation of drug courts and mental health courts. The supreme court shall establish a drug court and mental health court coordinating committee consisting of judges, court administrators, drug court coordinators, mental health court coordinators, prosecuting attorneys, public defenders, state and county probation officers, treatment providers, representatives of the department of correction, the department of education, the commission of pardons and parole, the department of health and welfare, the department of juvenile corrections, the Idaho state police, the Idaho transportation department, legislators, a representative of the governor's office, law enforcement officers, mental health professionals, and others, which shall establish a drug court and mental health court implementation plan and oversee ongoing drug court and mental health court programs. The implementation plan shall include a strategy to forge partnerships among drug courts, mental health courts, public agencies, and community-based organizations to enhance drug court and mental health court effectiveness. The committee shall also develop guidelines for drug courts and mental health courts addressing eligibility, identification and screening, assessment, treatment and treatment providers, case management and supervision, and evaluation. The coordinating committee shall also solicit specific drug court and mental health court plans, and recommend funding priorities and decisions per judicial district; pursue all available alternate funding; provide technical assistance, develop procedural manuals, and schedule training opportunities for the drug court and mental health court teams; design an evaluation strategy, including participation in the statewide substance abuse evaluation plan; and design an automated drug court and mental health court management information system, which promotes information sharing with other entities.

[19-5606, added 2001, ch. 337, sec. 1, p. 1198; am. 2005, ch. 358, sec. 5, p. 1131.]

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