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(5 ILCS 820/35)
(a) The General Assembly may appropriate funds to the Illinois Criminal Justice Information Authority for the purpose of funding law enforcement agencies for services provided by deflection program partners as part of deflection programs subject to subsection (d) of Section 15 of this Act.
(b) The Illinois Criminal Justice Information Authority may adopt guidelines and requirements to direct the distribution of funds for expenses related to deflection programs. Funding shall be made available to support both new and existing deflection programs in a broad spectrum of geographic regions in this State, including urban, suburban, and rural communities. Activities eligible for funding under this Act may include, but are not limited to, the following:
(1) activities related to program administration,
coordination, or management, including, but not limited to, the development of collaborative partnerships with licensed treatment providers and community members or organizations; collection of program data; or monitoring of compliance with a local deflection program plan;
(2) case management including case management
provided prior to assessment, diagnosis, and engagement in treatment, as well as assistance navigating and gaining access to various treatment modalities and support services;
(3) peer recovery or recovery support services that
include the perspectives of persons with the experience of recovering from a substance use disorder, either themselves or as family members;
(4) transportation to a licensed treatment provider
or other program partner location;
(5) program evaluation activities.
(c) Specific linkage agreements with recovery support services or self-help entities may be a requirement of the program services protocols. All deflection programs shall encourage the involvement of key family members and significant others as a part of a family-based approach to treatment. All deflection programs are encouraged to use evidence-based practices and outcome measures in the provision of substance use disorder treatment and medication-assisted treatment for persons with opioid use disorders.
(Source: P.A. 100-1025, eff. 1-1-19; 101-81, eff. 7-12-19.)