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§62-15-10. Program integrity and offender accountability.

(a) Drug courts shall collect and maintain the following information and any other information required by the Supreme Court of Appeals or its administrative office:

(1) Prior criminal history;

(2) Prior substance abuse treatment history, including information on the drug offender's success or failure in those programs;

(3) Employment, education, and income histories;

(4) Gender, race, ethnicity, marital and family status, and any child custody and support obligations;

(5) The number of babies, both addicted and healthy, born to female drug offenders during participation in drug court;

(6) Instances of relapse occurring during participation in drug court;

(7) Instances of recidivism occurring during and after participation in drug court. Recidivism shall be measured at intervals of six months, one year, two years, and five years after successful graduation from drug court;

(8) The number of offenders screened for eligibility, the number of eligible drug offenders who were and were not admitted and their case dispositions;

(9) The drug of choice and the estimated daily financial cost to the drug offender at the time of entry into the program; and

(10) The costs of operation and sources of funding.

(b) A drug offender may be required as a condition of pretrial diversion, probation, or parole to provide the information described in this section. The collection and maintenance of information under this section shall be collected in a standardized format according to applicable guidelines set forth by the Supreme Court of Appeals.

(c) To protect drug offenders' privacy in accordance with federal and state confidentiality laws, treatment records must be kept in a secure environment, separated from the court records to which the public has access.

Note: WV Code updated with legislation passed through the 2017 Regular Session
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