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DCR 3.325 Drug Court Program Board
There is hereby created a Third Judicial Drug Court Program Board.

A. The Third Judicial Drug Court Program Board shall be comprised of the following persons:

1. One or more District Court Judge(s), as assigned by the Chief Judge;

2. One Assistant District Attorney, as assigned by the District Attorney;

3. One Public Defender or other defense attorney, as assigned by the Chief Public Defender;

4. One or more Court Services Officer(s), as assigned by the Director of Court Services;

5. The Drug Court Coordinator, as selected by the Third Judicial District's Chief Judge;

6. One or more Case Managers, as assigned by the Drug Court Coordinator;

7. All members of the Drug Court Treatment Team; and

8. Committee members, including providers and community members, as selected by the Third Judicial Drug Court Steering Committee.

B. Third Judicial Drug Court Program Board members shall serve for a term of two (2) years and may be reappointed for additional terms.

C. The Program Board shall hold monthly meetings, examine available Drug Court data, ensure compliance with grant standards, check ongoing outcomes, and conduct budget oversight. The Program Board shall advise the Judges of the Third Judicial District. All actions shall be subject to the review and consent of the Judges of the Third Judicial District.

D. There shall be a Steering Committee of the Program Board.

1. The Steering Committee shall consist of:

a. One or more District Court Judge(s), as assigned by the Chief Judge, who will serve as chair;

b. One Assistant District Attorney, as assigned by the District Attorney;

c. One Public Defender or other defense attorney, as assigned by the Chief Public Defender;

d. The Director of Court Services or a designee; and

e. A treatment provider or other member of the Drug Court Treatment Team, as assigned by the Chair.

2. The Steering Committee shall determine the distribution of any program incentives to program participants.

3. The Steering Committee will otherwise fulfill the responsibilities required by any and all grants, foundation papers, and all other official documents regarding the Third Judicial Drug Court Program.

4. The Steering Committee shall report on a regular basis to the Chief Judge and advise the Judges of the Third Judicial District. All actions shall be subject to the review and consent of the Judges of the Third Judicial District.

5. The Steering Committee will recommend to the Chief Judge candidates for position of the Drug Court Coordinator. The Chief Judge will make the final selection of the Coordinator. The Drug Court Coordinator will report to and be supervised by the Director of Court Services. Effective January 1, 2003, the Drug Court Coordinator shall be subject to the personnel rules of the Kansas Supreme Court.



Adopted: October 2, 2002