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Substance Abuse and Crime Prevention Act of 2000 (Prop. 36)

California State Assembly; Government of California Country Resources Substance Abuse Legislation California 31 December 2000 Legislation/regulation convicted, mental health treatment, substance use

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Under SACPA, first or second time non-violent adult drug offenders who use, possess, or transport illegal drugs for personal use will receive drug treatment rather than incarceration. Implementation of SACPA has required a new model of collaboration between the criminal justice system and public health agencies to promote treatment as a more appropriate and effective alternative for illegal drug use. SACPA was designed to:

Preserve jail and prison cells for serious and violent offenders;
Enhance public safety by reducing drug-related crime; and
Improve public health by reducing drug abuse through proven and effective treatment strategies.

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