(730 ILCS 166/5)
    Sec. 5. Purposes. The General Assembly recognizes that the use and abuse of drugs has a dramatic effect on the criminal justice system in the State of Illinois. There is a critical need for a criminal justice system program that will reduce the incidence of drug use, drug addiction, and crimes committed as a result of drug use and drug addiction. It is the intent of the General Assembly to create specialized drug courts with the necessary flexibility to meet the drug problems in the State of Illinois.
(Source: P.A. 92-58, eff. 1-1-02.)