Moneys deposited in the Substance Abuse Treatment Trust Fund shall be distributed annually by the Secretary of California Health and Human Services through the State Department of Health Care Services to counties to cover the costs of placing persons in and providing drug treatment programs under this act, and vocational training, family counseling, and literacy training under this act. Additional costs that may be reimbursed from the Substance Abuse Treatment Trust Fund include probation department costs, court monitoring costs, and any miscellaneous costs made necessary by the provisions of this act other than drug testing services of any kind. Incarceration costs cannot be reimbursed from the fund. Those moneys shall be allocated to counties through a fair and equitable distribution formula that
includes, but is not limited to, per capita arrests for controlled substance possession violations and substance abuse treatment caseload, as determined by the department as necessary to carry out the purposes of this act. The department may reserve a portion of the fund to pay for direct contracts with drug treatment service providers in counties or areas in which the director of the department has determined that demand for drug treatment services is not adequately met by existing programs. However, nothing in this section shall be interpreted or construed to allow any entity to use funds from the Substance Abuse Treatment Trust Fund to supplant funds from any existing fund source or mechanism currently used to provide substance abuse treatment. In addition, funds from the Substance Abuse Treatment Trust Fund shall not be used to fund in any way the drug treatment courts established pursuant to Article 1 (commencing with Section 11970) or Article 2 (commencing with Section 11975) of Chapter 2 of Part 3 of
Division 10.5, including drug treatment or probation supervision associated with those drug treatment courts.