This dashboard complies demographic data on the effectiveness of programs offered by San Luis Obispo County Behavioral Health, Drug and Alcohol Department who works collaboratively with Mental Health, Law Enforcement, the San Luis Obispo Superior Court, Department of Social Services (Child Welfare Services) and the District Attorney’s office to facilitate court-directed comprehensive substance use disorder treatment programs for non-violent offenders.
Treatment Programs are voluntary and offer abstinence-based treatment. In all the programs listed below, individuals are required to be tested for drug use, follow the treatment program’s abstinence protocols and are prescribed treatment based upon the individual’s level of care requirement to reach and maintain sobriety.
Pre-Trial Diversion Program (PTD)
PTD is an 18-month treatment program and is geared toward the program participant. Upon successful completion of the program, the program participant’s charges are dismissed. Individuals in this program typically receive out-patient services.
This program is geared for the repeat misdemeanor offender who has been placed on formal probation or an individual who has been unsuccessful in the PTD program and may require a more comprehensive substance use disorder program. Due to the nature of the individuals who are directed to this program, the duration of the Prop 36 program is 24-36 months. To avoid exclusion from the program participants are allowed three strikes or violations of the program’s protocol. As with the PTD program, upon successful completion of the program the participant’s charges are dismissed. Individuals in this program typically receive out-patient services but may be recommended to reside in sober living or recovery residences.
Adult Drug Court (ADC)
This program is geared for the repeat offender who has been placed on formal probation typically due to committing a felony or an individual who has been unsuccessful in other substance use disorder programs and requires a supervised, much more comprehensive program. Individuals are recommended by the district attorney’s and public defender’s office, are assessed by probation and the ADC coordinator as to suitability as a potential program participant who is likely to be successful in completing the program. The duration of the ADC program is 18-24 months.
AB109 Realignment Program
This program is designed for the individual who has been released from incarceration and who may need substance use disorder treatment and require assistance in re-entering the community as a productive citizen.
Family Treatment Court (FTC)
This program is designed to assist participants to be reunited with their children, maintain sobriety, and learn parenting skills. Program participant’s child(ren) have been placed in protective custody due to parental substance use, child neglect or incarceration.
Update 6/4/2021: This data dashboard is currently under construction and being updated.
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