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FY22 Residential Substance Abuse Treatment (RSAT) for State Prisoners

Award Information

Award #
15PBJA-22-GG-00487-RSAT
Location
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Status
Open
Funding First Awarded
2022
Total funding (to date)
$486,356

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2022, $486,356)

The FY 2022 Residential Substance Abuse Treatment (RSAT) for State Prisoners Formula Grant application for the State of New Jersey (NJ) includes funding for one State-level, residential program and local jail-based programs. One program will be administered by the NJ Juvenile Justice Commission (JJC) and the NJ Department of Law and Public Safety will solicit applications to fund local jail-based programs. 

 

A sizable portion of individuals incarcerated in NJ are there because of addiction related/drug driven crime. The goal of JJC’s program is to provide substance abuse treatment opportunities for juveniles in its residential facilities. In 2021, there were 157 comprehensive substance abuse assessments completed for youth in their care.  Of those, 123 (78.3%) were determined to need intensive outpatient or residential substance abuse treatment.

 

The operation of New Jersey’s Residential Substance Abuse Treatment (RSAT) was adversely affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. The figures represented in the previous paragraph result from pandemic restrictions. It is likely that program numbers would have been equivalent to those shown in FY19.

 

JJC’s program meets the RSAT Program requirements by: (1) providing individual and group treatment activities for offenders in a correctional or residential facility for six to twelve months; (2) providing a residential treatment facility in a designated housing unit, apart from the general correctional population; (3) focusing on the substance use diagnosis and addiction related needs of the residents; (4) developing resident’s cognitive, behavioral, social, vocational, and other skills to resolve substance abuse problems; (5) requiring urinalysis or other proven forms of drug/alcohol testing; and (6) preparing residents for successful community reintegration.

 

Department of Law and Public Safety will ensure that a minimum of ten percent of the total 2022 RSAT award will be made available to local correctional and detention programs to implement residential substance abuse treatment programs or jail-based programs in their facilities. This funding will be made available following New Jersey’s competitive subaward process. The local jail-based program will be required to provide all program participants with a minimum of three months of substance abuse treatment and where possible, separate the treatment population from the general correctional population. These programs will also focus on the substance abuse problems of the inmate; develop their cognitive, behavioral, social, vocational, and other skills to solve the substance abuse and related problems; as well as begin or continue requiring urinalysis and/or other proven reliable forms of drug and alcohol testing for program participants.

The FY 2022 Residential Substance Abuse Treatment (RSAT) for State Prisoners Formula Grant application for the State of New Jersey (NJ) includes funding for one State-level, residential program and local jail-based programs. One program will be administered by the NJ Juvenile Justice Commission (JJC) and the NJ Department of Law and Public Safety will solicit applications to fund local jail-based programs. 

 

A sizable portion of individuals incarcerated in NJ are there because of addiction related/drug driven crime. The goal of JJC’s program is to provide substance abuse treatment opportunities for juveniles in its residential facilities. In 2021, there were 157 comprehensive substance abuse assessments completed for youth in their care.  Of those, 123 (78.3%) were determined to need intensive outpatient or residential substance abuse treatment.

 

The operation of New Jersey’s Residential Substance Abuse Treatment (RSAT) was adversely affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. The figures represented in the previous paragraph result from pandemic restrictions. It is likely that program numbers would have been equivalent to those shown in FY19.

 

JJC’s program meets the RSAT Program requirements by: (1) providing individual and group treatment activities for offenders in a correctional or residential facility for six to twelve months; (2) providing a residential treatment facility in a designated housing unit, apart from the general correctional population; (3) focusing on the substance use diagnosis and addiction related needs of the residents; (4) developing resident’s cognitive, behavioral, social, vocational, and other skills to resolve substance abuse problems; (5) requiring urinalysis or other proven forms of drug/alcohol testing; and (6) preparing residents for successful community reintegration.

 

Department of Law and Public Safety will ensure that a minimum of ten percent of the total 2022 RSAT award will be made available to local correctional and detention programs to implement residential substance abuse treatment programs or jail-based programs in their facilities. This funding will be made available following New Jersey’s competitive subaward process. The local jail-based program will be required to provide all program participants with a minimum of three months of substance abuse treatment and where possible, separate the treatment population from the general correctional population. These programs will also focus on the substance abuse problems of the inmate; develop their cognitive, behavioral, social, vocational, and other skills to solve the substance abuse and related problems; as well as begin or continue requiring urinalysis and/or other proven reliable forms of drug and alcohol testing for program participants.

Date Created: August 12, 2022