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BJA FY 2022 Residential Substance Abuse Treatment for State Prisoners Program Formula Grant

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FY 2022 Residential Substance Abuse Treatment for State Prisoners Program Formula Grant (RSAT)

Application ID# 136208755


The Government of the United States through the Law Enforcement Planning Commission (LEPC) in partnership with the Virgin Islands Bureau of Correction (BOC) will utilize FY 2022 Residential Substance Abuse Treatment for State Prisoner grant funding under the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), Office of Justice Program (OJP), Bureau of Justice Assistance in developing and implementing residential substance abuse treatment programs within the Territory of the Virgin Islands. The Virgin Islands Bureau of Corrections continues to be confronted with correctional facilities, as well as detention facilities in which inmates are incarcerated for a period of time sufficient to permit substance abuse treatment. The program encourages the establishment and maintenance of drug-free prisons and jail and developing and implementing specialized residential substance abuse treatment programs that identify and provide appropriate treatment to inmates with co-occurring mental health and disorders or challenges.  The funds will be used to implement three types of programs: residential, jail-based and aftercare. The funding period of performance will be October 01, 2022; period end date will be September 30, 2026.


The Bureau of Correction proposes to continue providing treatment services for up to 25 or more inmates annually at its residential treatment facility, separate from the general population. The program participants, when possible, will be limited to inmates with six (6) to twelve (12) months remaining in their confinement so they can be released from prison instead of returning to the general prison population after completing the program. The treatment population will be subjected to other admission criteria for treatment. The residential phase of the program is designed to last for a minimum of twenty-four (24) weeks and a maximum of fifty-two (52) weeks. Inmates may volunteer for participation, be recommended by the institution’s medical/psychological staff or be court ordered by the Superior Court of the Virgin Islands. The program will include random urinalysis, treatment to include individual and group counseling, alternatives to violence workshops, anger management counseling, drug screening and mentoring.

Date Created: August 12, 2022