The SACPA program is a collaboration between Humboldt County Probation,
Mental Health – Alcohol and Other Drug programs branch and the Superior Court.
The program is supported through state Alcohol and Drug Programs monies
allocated following the passage of Proposition 36 by the voters in November
2000. The program works in a coordinated team approach to provide judicial
oversight, community supervision, case management and drug treatment to felony
non-violent adult criminal offenders meeting criteria set forth in PC 1210.1.
Each offender undergoes an alcohol and drug assessment and is referred to an
appropriate treatment program.
Participants are provided community supervision, drug testing, substance abuse
education and treatment and other social service referrals to help them more
fully integrate into the community and deal with substance use / abuse related
issues. Following completion of court ordered treatment and other probation
requirements, participants may petition the Court to be terminated from
probation and have their charges dismissed.
Convictions received in other counties for persons residing in Humboldt
County may be referred to the Probation Department for consideration for
courtesy supervision or jurisdictional transfer (pursuant to PC 1203.9).
WHO IS ELIGIBLE?
conviction for Possession of a Controlled Substance (listed under HS
11054-11058) or Transportation for Personal Use
of prison custody for the past 5 years
convictions for a Serious / Violent felony (PC 1192.7(c) or PC 667.5(c)) within
the 5 years of the current non-violent drug possession offense
conviction for a felony other than a non-violent drug possession offense within
the past 5 years
conviction for a misdemeanor involving physical injury or the threat of physical
injury to another person within the last 5 years
concurrent ineligible charges other than non-violent drug possession offenses
Use of a Firearm in connection to a non-violent drug possession offense
agree to drug treatment as a condition of Prop 36 probation