H.P. 191 - L.D. 202
An Act to Improve Maine's Jail Diversion Programs
Be it enacted by the People of the State of Maine as follows:
Sec. 1. 4 MRSA c. 8-A is enacted to read:
MENTAL HEALTH TREATMENT COURTS
§431. Mental health treatment courts
1. Treatment courts; funding. The Judicial Department may seek and receive grants to establish mental health treatment courts.
2. Report. Before implementing a mental health treatment court, the Judicial Department shall report to the joint standing committee of the Legislature having jurisdiction over judiciary matters on at least:
A. The funding mechanism and the expected duration of the funding;
B. The plans for the mental health treatment court, which must include an evaluation component to determine the efficacy of the treatment court on short-term and long-term bases;
C. The potential fiscal effects on the State; and
D. Recommended legislation to implement the mental health treatment court, if any.
Sec. 2. Appropriations and allocations. The following appropriations and allocations are made.
Courts - Supreme, Superior and District
Initiative: Provides funds to establish a base allocation in the event federal grant funds are secured for the purpose of establishing mental health treatment courts.
Federal Expenditures Fund 2001-02 2002-03
All Other $0 $500
Effective July 25, 2002, unless otherwise indicated.
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