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Michigan RSAT Program

Award Information

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Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2007, $306,788)

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 2007 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 Michigan Office of Drug Control Policy will provide RSAT funds to the Michigan Department of Corrections (MDOC) for residential substance abuse treatment services at the Cooper Street Correctional Facility for male offenders, the Huron Valley Facility for female offenders, and the St. Clair County Jail. Treatment for male offenders at Cooper Street is based on a cognitive-behavioral approach and the curriculum used is A New Direction-A Cognitive Behavioral Treatment Curriculum. One housing unit is dedicated to male participants with approximately 144 beds for the core 6-month program and 8 beds for an additional 6 months. The Huron Valley program for females uses the following curricula and video sets: 1) Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for PTSD and Substance Abuse; 2) Cognitive skills exercises selected from Criminal Conduct and Substance Abuse Treatment; 3) Hazelden New Directions Co-occurring Disorders Series; 4) National Institute of Mental Health videos and selections; and 5) Beyond Trauma Series. For the female program, up to 24 beds are dedicated to the core 6-month program, up to 10 beds for the dual diagnosis program, and approximately 6 beds for the step-down program. Independent evaluation findings document that the MDOC RSAT program has consistently demonstrated savings to the state because graduates remain in the community longer than their comparison counterparts. The St. Clair County program targets the felony jail population and an estimated 60 inmates qualify for the program annually. Eligible offenders participate in a 3-phase program that lasts 90 days. The program includes intensive addiction education, substance abuse outpatient therapy, and reentry services that focus on treatment and life skills.


Date Created: July 2, 2007