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State of Alabama's FY2007 Residential Substance Abuse Treatment (RSAT) for State Prisoners Grant Program

Award Information

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2007, $185,532)

The Residential Substance Abuse Treatment Formula Grant Program (RSAT) assists states and local governments in developing and implementing substance abuse treatment programs in state and local correctional and detention facilities. The RSAT Program also assists states and local governments in creating and maintaining community-based aftercare services for offenders who are released from institutionally based substance abuse programs. Residential Substance Abuse Treatment Formula Grant funds may be used to implement three types of programs. At least 10 percent of the total state allocation for FY 2006 shall be made available to local correctional and detention facilities (provided such facilities exist) for either residential substance abuse treatment programs or jail-based substance abuse treatment programs as defined below.

The primary goal of the Alabama Department of Corrections' (ADOC) FY 2007 RSAT program is to reduce drug-addiction and recidivism. The attainment of this goal will produce a positive impact on the individual, society, and the resources of Alabama. The objective of the ADOC is to continue conducting intensive 6-month programs to foster sobriety and a responsible lifestyle. The existing criminal justice-based drug treatment programs have been strengthened by this added focus of mid-length treatment (6 month programs). This treatment compliments the continuum of care between the eight-week programs and the twelve-month therapeutic communities. The interfacing of the RSAT programs with aftercare and community corrections programs provides the needed continuum of care for an inmate. The RSAT program includes intensive addiction education, substance abuse outpatient therapy, and reentry services that focus on treatment and life skills. ADOC considers the RSAT program an integral part of an inmate's foundation in preparing for reentry back into society.


Date Created: July 2, 2007