Enrolled House Bill (H)

DIGEST

Criminal justice matters. Allows the department of correction (department) to make grants to county jails to provide evidence based mental health and addiction forensic treatment services from funds appropriated to the department for the department's operating expenses for the state fiscal year. Requires the commissioner of correction to coordinate with the division of mental health and addiction when issuing community corrections and court supervised recidivism reduction program grants. Requires collaboration among: (1) the probation department; (2) the community corrections program; and (3) any other local criminal justice agency that receives funding from the department; when creating a community corrections plan. Criminal justice matters. Allows the department of correction (department) to make grants to county jails to provide evidence based mental health and addiction forensic treatment services from funds appropriated to the department for the department's operating expenses for the state fiscal year. Requires the commissioner of correction to coordinate with the division of mental health and addiction when issuing community corrections and court supervised recidivism reduction program grants. Requires collaboration among: (1) the probation department; (2) the community corrections program; and (3) any other local criminal justice agency that receives funding from the department; when creating a community corrections plan. Encourages counties to include the courts, prosecuting attorneys, public defenders, and sheriffs when creating a community corrections plan. Provides that mental health and forensic addiction treatment services shall be made available to individuals who: (1) have been charged with a felony offense; or (2) have a prior felony conviction; if the individuals are eligible for placement with a pretrial services program, community corrections program, prosecuting attorney's diversion program, or jail. ... View more