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Montana Residential Substance Abuse Treatment for State Prisoners

Award Information

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Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2007, $56,559)

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 Montana Board of Crime Control (MBCC) will utilize the FY 2007 RSAT funds to continue to increase the capacity for substance abuse treatment in state and local detention facilities. The MBCC proposes to continue funding treatment services in both adult and juvenile facilities that provide treatment programs for offenders.

The Department of Corrections will also continue its RSAT program with the youth population in correctional/detention facilities throughout the State and enhance the program for specialized methamphetamine treatment for youth. The programs will focus on the substance abuse problems of the inmates, as well as developing the inmates' cognitive, behavioral, social, vocational, and other skills in order to solve their substance abuse and related problems.

Priority will be given to programs that will implement residential, jail-based, aftercare and post-release treatment services for offenders and programs that will include promising or innovative practices.


Date Created: July 12, 2007