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County master plan; State Department of Alcohol and Drug Programs   

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(a) "Department," as used in this division, means the State Department of Alcohol and Drug Programs.

(b) The board of supervisors of each county is encouraged to prepare and adopt a county drug and alcohol abuse master plan, pursuant to paragraph (1) of subdivision (f) of Section 11998.1, that addresses as many of the long-range goals set forth in Section 11998.1 as possible. It is the intent of the Legislature that every county master plan include quantitative outcome objectives that, at a minimum, measure progress in the areas of prevention, education, enforcement, and treatment. It is the intent of the Legislature that these objectives include measurements of:

(1) The reduction of arrests for driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol, or both.

(2) The reduction of alcohol and drug-related arrests.

(3) Increased public education on the dangers of substance abuse and the available prevention techniques including specific measurements of children, parents, and teachers who have received this education.

(4) The reduction of alcohol- and drug-related deaths and injuries.

(5) The increased number of persons successfully completing drug and alcohol abuse services.

If a county master plan is adopted, the board of supervisors or its designee shall, in conjunction with the county advisory boards as established pursuant to paragraph (2) of subdivision (f) of Section 11998.1, annually assess the progress of the county in reaching its long-range goals.

(c) Every county or public or private agency within a county that applies for state or local assistance funds for drug and alcohol abuse efforts in their program, may address, to the extent possible, any long-range goals set forth in a county drug and alcohol abuse master plan established pursuant to subdivision (b), and funding priority may be given to those entities which address these goals within their respective programs.

(d) The Governor shall designate one state agency to act as the lead agency on all drug and alcohol abuse matters.

(e) Every state agency that contracts or grants money to local jurisdictions or programs for drug and alcohol abuse services shall require the submission and shall review the contents of an approved county drug and alcohol abuse master plan, to the extent a plan has been adopted pursuant to subdivision (b).

(f) Every state agency that offers drug and alcohol abuse services or financial assistance shall report annually to the Legislature on its efforts to achieve the master plan goals provided in Section 11998.1. Individual agencies may report separately or in combination with other state agencies.

(g) The department shall send copies of this division to all state-funded social service programs that provide drug and alcohol abuse services.

(h) The department shall maintain copies of every county drug and alcohol abuse master plan for review by other state agencies and the Legislature.

(i) The Governor shall designate one statewide resource center to coordinate efforts of other resource centers statewide and to coordinate with local government and assist in their preparation of drug and alcohol abuse master plans.

(j) The department shall maintain an annually updated listing of all drug and alcohol abuse programs provided or funded by the state. Every other state agency shall regularly provide the department with current information on programs they fund or provide.

(k) The Governor's Policy Council on Drug and Alcohol Abuse shall review and consider all of the goals contained in Section 11998.1.

(Amended by Stats. 2004, Ch. 193, Sec. 91.)