About Our Services
Before sending your e-mail to the Department of Alcohol and Drug Programs' (ADP) Office of Criminal Justice Collaboration (OCJC), pleasse consider the following:.
OCJC is responsible for state-level Proposition 36 program administration. We receive
a wide variety of inquiries from a broad range of parties, some with a personal stake
in Prop 36 services, as well as from many other interested parties. In carrying out its
administrative responsibilities, OCJC typically provides guidance and advice to its
closest partners, the 58 county Prop 36 lead agency coordinators. Although this website's SACPA E-Mailbox feature exists
as a convenience to others, there are limitations on the types of services we can
provide, particularly to those asking for advice of a legal nature or for interpretations
of Proposition 36 eligibility statutes.
While OCJC administers statewide funding and ensures statewide-level program accountability, each of the 58 county jurisdictions is individually responsible for the local administration of their county's Prop 36 services. And even though each county must follow the same program regulations, there are essentially 58 unique Prop 36 programs operated within the State of California.
As a convenience to counties handling cases in which a county resident has been convicted of offenses in another county but will receive Prop 36 treatment in his or her county of residence, OCJC maintains a continuously-updated listing of local treatment assessment contacts. This listing is also a convenience to probation and parole authorities, as well as others with questions on available treatment options within a given county.
Determination of Proposition 36 statutory eligibility frequently requires complex legal analysis and discretion. Although recommendations on eligibility are normally prepared by court officers (District Attorney staff and/or Public Defender representatives), the final decisions are made by local judges immediately following conviction, or by the statewide parole authority in setting paroleconditions for parolees.
Please take a moment to review these special notes about our responses to your inquiries...
- ... to current or potential Proposition 36 clients, their families, or friends
ADP is not able to provide legal advice or guidance to individuals regarding current criminal justice charges or cases. Similarly, it cannot provide definitive responses to questions of Proposition 36 eligibility involving either real or hypothetical situations. Questions on personal criminal justice matters should be referred to one's own private attorney, court-appointed attorney, or probation or parole officer, depending on the questions or circumstances.
- ... to reporters or representatives of media outlets
Responses to inquiries from the media must be submitted directly to ADP's Public Information Officer, Lisa Fisher, at (916) 323-1706, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
- ... to researchers, academics, or others with questions about Prop 36 outcomes,
data, and related matters
Published reports on Proposition 36 which have been prepared by ADP or under ADP contract can be reviewed on the SACPA Reports and Documents page. Inquiries regarding the content of these reports, subsequent reports to be published, or other data, findings, conclusions, should be directed to ADP's Office of Applied Research and Analysis (OARA). Please download and complete a Research Services (Data) Request Form and then either fax it (916-322-7117) or e-mail it to OARA.