How did R.E.A.C.T. come to be a condition of probation?

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In 1998, Sponsors of HB 1147 were Craig Hosmer and Co Sponsor Steve Gaw, the sponsors introduced text that was developed and became law to "enable judicial circuits to institute drug courts and establish a required treatment program for certain drug offenders" " The bill requires courts to order an offender for certain drug offenses (RSMo 195) to begin an educational assessment and community treatment (R.E.A.C.T.) program administered by the Department of Corrections and the Department of Mental Health, within 60 days of probation, as a condition of probation. The fees for the program and the $60.00 supplemental fee will be paid in whole or in part by the offender. The supplemental fees, less 2% administrative cost, will be deposited in the Correctional Substance Abuse Earnings Fund. This fund created in the state treasury will be used for assistance in securing alcohol and drug rehabilitation services. House Bill 1147 became law August 28th, 1998.