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The New Hampshire Department of Justice RSAT Program

Award Information

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Funding Category
Awardee County
Congressional District
Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2023, $223,293)

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 three of the state’s ten county jails. The Department of Corrections, which on occasion receives RSAT funding, includes three prisons, Transitional Work Centers, and Halfway Houses. RSAT programming generally consists of evidence-based cognitive treatment, case management, Medical Assistant Treatment (MAT), and for utilization of RSAT funding for approved TA providers to improve current treatment and aftercare services.  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 Grant” (RFG) 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. This will include ensuring there are random and frequent drug testing conducted for participants while they participate in the institutions’ evidence-based treatment, both while incarcerated and while in aftercare programming, which may include RSAT supported Medical Assistant Treatment (MAT) services programs.

Date Created: September 14, 2023