Bill Summary for H 440 (2021-2022)

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Mar 29 2021

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View NCGA Bill Details2021
House Bill 440 (Public) Filed Monday, March 29, 2021
Intro. by Cleveland, Shepard.

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Applicable to Duplin, Sampson, Jones, and Onslow Counties only. Establishes a Veterans Treatment Court program for the Fourth Judicial District. Enumerates five goals of the court. Authorizes the prosecutor and a defendant to make a joint written application to the court seeking the defendant's participation in the Veterans Treatment Court program (program, as defined by state law), at any time during a criminal prosecution in the Fourth Judicial District. Authorizes a court to approve the application and order participation in the program as a condition of probation, pursuant to a deferred prosecution agreement, or pursuant to the terms of a conditional discharge. Details four required findings, including that the defendant is a veteran, as defined, and the requirements applicable to either probation, deferred prosecution agreements, or conditional discharge are met, as applicable. Requires the court to order participation in at least one of the program's services, including mental health services, drug treatment services, alcohol treatment services, and other services designed to address the specialized problems faced by veterans. Requires the defendant to attend at least one court session per month as part of continued program enrollment. Effective October 1, 2021. 

Appropriates $100,000 from the General Fund to the Administrative Office of the Courts for 2021-23 to fund a coordinator positions to run the program in the Fourth Judicial District. Effective July 1, 2021. 

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