2009 California Penal Code - Section 8000-8002 :: Chapter 1. Programs With Special Focus On Substance Abuse

SECTION 8000-8002

8000.  The Legislature finds and declares that the existence of
live-in alternative to incarceration rehabilitation programs with
special focus on substance abusers provide a useful alternative to
incarceration and promotes the resumption of useful lives by persons
with impairments caused by drug or alcohol abuse, or persons with
criminal records who, because of these impairments, cannot be
absorbed into the competitive labor market, or who otherwise have
little or no chance of rehabilitation.

8001.  For purposes of this title, a live-in alternative to
incarceration rehabilitation program with special focus on substance
abusers means any long-term (two-year minimum) private, nonprofit
program that has operated and complied with the following conditions
for at least five years prior to the effective date of this section:
   (a) Participants live full time at the program site and receive
room and board, and all necessary support at no cost to the
   (b) All necessary support shall include reasonable medical,
dental, psychological, and legal services, counseling, entertainment,
clothing, academic, life-skills, and interpersonal education,
vocational training, rehabilitation, transportation, and recreation
   (c) Neither the directors nor the officers of the program shall be
compensated in any manner other than the manner in which the
participants of the program are compensated.
   (d) The program shall not be operated with any public funds.

8002.  Notwithstanding any other provision of law, the participants,
director, and staff of a live-in alternative to incarceration
rehabilitation program with special focus on substance abusers, when
participating in operations owned and operated by the program, are
exempt from the wage and hour provisions and Section 1025 of the
Labor Code, so long as all revenues generated by the operation are
used for the support of the program. All providers who bid on public
work shall include in their bid the prevailing wage rate as required
by the request.

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