(55 ILCS 130/10)
As used in this Act, "drug school" means a drug intervention and education program established and administered by the State's Attorney's Office of a particular county as an alternative to traditional prosecution. A drug school shall include, but not be limited to, the following core components:
(1) No less than 10 and no more than 20 hours of drug
education delivered by an organization licensed, certified or otherwise authorized by the Illinois Department of Human Services, Division of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse to provide treatment, intervention, education or other such services. This education is to be delivered at least once per week at a class of no less than one hour and no greater than 4 hours, and with a class size no larger than 40 individuals.
(2) Curriculum designed to present the harmful
effects of drug use on the individual, family and community, including the relationship between drug use and criminal behavior, as well as instruction regarding the application procedure for the sealing and expungement of records of arrest and any other record of the proceedings of the case for which the individual was mandated to attend the drug school.
(3) Education regarding the practical consequences of
conviction and continued justice involvement. Such consequences of drug use will include the negative physiological, psychological, societal, familial, and legal areas. Additionally, the practical limitations imposed by a drug conviction on one's vocational, educational, financial, and residential options will be addressed.
(4) A process for monitoring and reporting attendance
such that the State's Attorney in the county where the drug school is being operated is informed of class attendance no more than 48 hours after each class.
(5) A process for capturing data on drug school
participants, including but not limited to total individuals served, demographics of those individuals, rates of attendance, and frequency of future justice involvement for drug school participants and other data as may be required by the Division of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse.
(Source: P.A. 95-160, eff. 1-1-08.)