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Legal Question: Mental Health

Can someone who is already on DOSA get mental health court on a new charge?

To begin with, we currently have two kinds of Drug Offender Sentencing Alternatives (DOSA) programs in our state. The traditional and most common type is the prison-based DOSA and the more recent creation of a residential-DOSA program where the person does not go to prison but rather is placed directly on local supervision. Would assume that the person in question has the residential-DOSA, otherwise there would be no way to get them even considered for mental health court.

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