Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2022, $203,189)
The New Hampshire Department of Justice (NH DOJ) is the implementing state agency for the Residential Substance Abuse Treatment Program for State Prisoners (RSAT) grant. Currently the NH DOJ has active RSAT funding subgrant programming in four of the state’s ten county jails along with the NH Department of Corrections. The Department of Corrections includes three prisons, Transitional Work Centers, and Halfway Houses. Programming consists of evidence-based cognitive treatment, gender-specific treatment, and individual and group counseling in the correctional settings. In conjunction with these programs, staff administers conduct risk and needs assessments, random drug testing, and submit referrals for aftercare services.
Upon receiving the anticipated RSAT award, the NH DOJ will release a competitive Request For Proposals (RFP) that will be open for all ten county jails and the NH Department of Corrections. It will require that subgrantees provide comprehensive, holistic, client-centered aftercare, and to closely monitor those individuals with substance use disorders. Ensure random and frequent drug testing for participants while they participate in evidence-based treatment practices, both behind the wall and while in aftercare programming, which includes the availability of Medical Assistant Treatment (MAT).