This bill would provide for the voluntary transfer of a case from a municipal court to the county district or circuit court when the defendant qualifies for a pretrial diversion program, mental health court, drug court, veterans' court, or similar program that is offered by the county district or circuit court and not offered by the municipal court. 

We support this bill because any meaningful effort to reduce Alabama's prison overcrowding must include prevention-oriented approaches that help divert people to rehabilitative programs. Learn more about legislative solutions to reducing mass incarceration in our 50 State Blueprint for Alabama 

The bill was pre-filed on February 11, 2019 and assigned to the Judiciary Committee in the Senate. 

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