(a) The purpose of this article is to build safer communities by investing in community-based
programs, services, and initiatives for formerly incarcerated individuals in need
of mental health and substance use treatment services.
(b) The program established pursuant to this article shall be restricted to supporting
mental health treatment, substance use treatment, and diversion programs for persons
in the criminal justice system, with an emphasis on programs that reduce recidivism
of persons convicted of less serious crimes, such as those covered by the Safe Neighborhoods
and Schools Act of 2014, and those who have substance use and mental health problems.
(c) The Board of State and Community Corrections shall administer a grant program
established pursuant to this article.
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