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Residential Substance Abuse Treatment for Offenders

Award Information

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Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2007, $956,241)

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 State of Texas ' Criminal Justice Division (CJD) will utilize the FY 2007 RSAT funds to continue their current sub-granted projects. The State proposes to continue funding treatment services in both adult and juvenile facilities that operate treatment programs for court-ordered offenders. Priority will be given to projects that provide alternatives to prison incarceration; provide alternatives to revocation for non-violent offenders on parole; address individual participant risk factors; and provide appropriate transitional aftercare. The CJD will also consider funding additional direct treatment or related treatment services within existing programs. Treatment services include comprehensive case management, academic education, vocational programs, family involvement components, transition planning, and additional relevant activities. CJD currently provides RSAT support via the following programs: (1) Adult jail-based program in Harris County; (2) Community Supervision and Corrections Department (CSCD) residential programs (adjudicated or deferred probation) in Dallas, El Paso, Harris, Lubbock, and Nueces Counties; and (3) juvenile probation programs in Dallas and Travis Counties.

The CJD will utilize less than 10% to cover the following administrative expenses: development and distribution of grant-related items, TA, indirect costs, and contracted services with A&M University to collect and formulate performance measure data.


Date Created: July 12, 2007