(55 ILCS 130/15)
(a) Each State's Attorney may establish a drug school operated under the terms of this Act. The purpose of the drug school shall be to provide an alternative to prosecution by identifying drug-involved individuals for the purpose of intervening with their drug use before their criminal involvement becomes severe. The State's Attorney shall identify criteria to be used in determining eligibility for the drug school. Only those participants who successfully complete the requirements of the drug school, as certified by the State's Attorney, are eligible to apply 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.
(b) A State's Attorney seeking to establish a drug school may apply to the Division of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse of the Illinois Department of Human Services ("DASA") for funding to establish and operate a drug school within his or her respective county. Nothing in this subsection shall prevent State's Attorneys from establishing drug schools within their counties without funding from DASA.
(c) Nothing in this Act shall prevent 2 or more State's Attorneys from applying jointly for funding as provided in subsection (b) for the purpose of establishing a drug school that serves multiple counties.
(d) Drug schools established through funding from DASA shall operate according to the guidelines established thereby and the provisions of this Act.
(Source: P.A. 95-160, eff. 1-1-08.)