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Maryland RSAT: A Treatment System for Drug-Involved Offenders

Award Information

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Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2007, $159,998)

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 Maryland will use their FY 2007 RSAT funds to meet the 14 goals and objectives set by the State's RSAT Advisory Board, which is comprised of representatives from multiple State and local agencies. The overarching goal of the Maryland RSAT program is to reduce crime, reduce recidivism, and improve the quality of life of targeted offenders by treating their substance abuse, mental health issues, and co-occurring disorders. The FY 2005 and FY 2006 RSAT funds were used to integrate offender treatment services and improve the infrastructure for offender treatment. The FY 2007 funds will be used to make improvements at the State and local levels as outlined within the 14-point Plan.


Date Created: July 2, 2007