Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2022, $443,630)
FFY 2022 RSAT Application – Abstract
The Residential Substance Abuse Treatment (RSAT) grant funds in Nevada will be invested in Nevada Department of Corrections (NDOC), a prison-based program and North Las Vegas Community Correction Centers (NLV CCC) a jail-based program to address addictions of incarcerated individuals prior to release and re-entry into the communities. The funds will sustain the three current NDOC trained and certified counselors who administer the substance abuse programs within the prison system and support the five current programs: STARS, New Light, TRUST, RISE and the Phoenix programs. The funds will also sustain NLV CCC which established an RSAT program within the jail-based system by contracting with a professional behavioral health specialist providing the evidence-based substance abuse intervention. In addition, the funds will pay for conference attendance, meetings and travel for training, release coordination, supplies, and educational expenses.
NDOC has five locations which provide the RSAT program, Florence McClure Women’s Correctional Center (FMWCC), Southern Desert Correctional Center (SDCC), Three Lakes Valley Conservation Camp (TLVCC), High Desert State Prison (HDSP, and Warm Springs Correctional Center (WSCC). NLV CCC provides the RSAT program at one location in North Las Vegas. The Office of Criminal Justice Assistance (OCJA) will work with partners for an opportunity to start a jail-based program in the northern portion of Nevada with the goal of expanding the RSAT program statewide.
RSAT funds will be utilized in these programs by providing trained and certified counselors, who will treat the inmate’s substance abuse addictions and teach inmates skills necessary to prepare for successful reintegration into the communities. Counselors will provide science-based substance abuse treatment along with evidence-based treatment programs while providing other skills needed to avoid substance use and many other issues associated with substance use, such as anger management, criminal behavior intervention, healthy problem-solving, and mental health issues.
Funding may be made available to community-based aftercare programs in Nevada who provide transitional living and residential substance abuse treatment for offenders released from prison or jail to provide a continuum of care with wrap-around services for offenders during the re-entry process.