Adult Drug Court (ADC)
The Los Angeles County Adult Drug Court (ADC) Program addresses the SUD needs of justice-involved individuals.
Through a partnership with the Los Angeles Superior Court, District Attorney's Office, Pubic Defenders' Office and Substance Abuse Prevention and Control (SAPC) contracted Community-Based substance use disorder (SUD) treatment providers, the ADC provides integrated SUD treatment to promote long-term recovery.
The Drug Court service is available to nonviolent defendants arrested for specific felony drug charges.
The adult drug court model takes a team-based approach to case processing and combines judicial oversight, monitoring, and substance use disorder treatment services in lieu of incarceration.
Assembly Bill 109 (AB 109) Post-Release Co-Occurring Integrated Care Network (COIN Program)
DPH-SAPC, Probation and DMH implemented the COIN program in 2015. COIN provides integrated SUD and mental health treatment to AB 109 participants who have a chronic SUD with severe and persistent mental illness.
Clients are referred by the Los Angeles County Superior Court, Revocation Court (Division 83), for residential treatment.
Substance Treatment and Re-entry Transition (START) – Community Program
The START-Community program is a partnership between DPH-SAPC contracted providers and the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department (LASD).
It offers eligible inmates, suitable for completing the final 90 days of their sentence in a community-based SUD residential treatment facility for up to 90 days.
Individuals participating in START-Community will remain under the supervision of the LASD for the duration of their treatment.
In-Custody to Community Referral Program (ICRP)
ICRP is a partnership program between DPH-SAPC and the Department of Health Services, Correctional Health Services (DHS-CHS) and Whole Person Care,
aimed at initiating connections to defendants experiencing mental health and/or substance use disorders.
DHS-CHS counselors collaborate with SAPC network providers to coordinate the reintegration of inmates into the community and ensure a warm handoff to the appropriate SUD treatment level of care.
Law Enforcement Assisted Diversion (LEAD) Program
LEAD is a pre-arrest community-based diversion model led by the Department of Health Services- Office of Diversion and Reentry, with DPH-SAPC contracted providers, the Sherriff's Department and select community-based organizations.
LEAD diverts individuals with repeated low-level drug related offenses at the earliest contact with law enforcement to harm reduction-based case management and social services as an alternative to incarceration.
CENS counselors provide substance use disorder screening and linkage to treatment at designated co-locations.
Alternatives to Incarceration (ATI) Rapid Diversion Program (RDP)
The ATI RDP is led by the LA County CEO’s Alternatives to Incarceration office in partnership with SAPC contracted providers, Public Defender, City Attorney, District Attorney, and LA Superior Courts.
RDP supports defendants experiencing mental health illness, substance use disorders, and co-occurring disorders by diverting them from the justice system into treatment. If the defendant successfully completes treatment, criminal charges will be dismissed.
CENS – AB 109 Probation Partnership
This is a partnership between DPH-SAPC contracted treatment providers, and the Los Angeles County Probation Department, aimed at screening and linking post-release AB 109 populations to SUD treatment services.
CENS navigators are co-located at Department of Probation HUBs, Area Offices, and selected Superior Court houses where Probation offices are co-stationed.
Client Engagement and Navigation Services (CENS) – Public Defenders Partnership
This partnership is between DPH-SAPC contracted treatment providers, the Public Defender, and LA County Superior Court.
Client Engagement and Navigation Services (CENS) counselors are co-located at Public Defender offices within County courts. They conduct screening and link justice involved individuals to SUD treatment services.
Second Chance Women's Re-entry Court Program
The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors, Superior Court, Sheriff, District Attorney, Public Defender, Probation Department, Countywide Criminal Justice Coordination Committee, UCLA Integrated Substance Abuse Programs,
and SAPC joined together to establish the Second Chance Women’s Re-entry Court Program to provide services for 25 female offenders who are legal residents of Los Angeles County and are
paroled from a California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) institution under jurisdiction of the Los Angeles Superior Court and facing a new, non-violent, non-serious felony charge.
Eligible clients are required to complete a treatment plan with incentives and sanctions that includes stabilization, orientation, assessment, intensive treatment, transition, and enhancement services.