After a complete review of the case and consultation with any victims, the prosecutor will determine if the program is appropriate. If a prosecutor offers the program and a defendant agrees to participate, the prosecution of the case will be suspended for one year. The defendant will then report to the service provider, who will use scientifically validated tools for determining the specific treatment needs for each individual defendant. Each defendant will be required to complete their individualized treatment plan as directed by their case manager.
Costs of the treatment sessions will be paid by the individual defendant on a "pay as you go" basis and the Maricopa County Attorney's Office will work with the service provider to ensure that willing participants are not refused due to a genuine inability to pay.