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Project Bridge Substance Abuse Transition Program

Award Information

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Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2007, $60,901)

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 2008 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 Hawaii will use their FY 2008 RSAT funds to continue supporting the Project Bridge program, which is currently being operated at the Laumaka Work Furlough Facility in the Oahu Community Correctional Center (for male offenders) and the Women's Community Correctional Center (for female offenders). Both sites will provide housing for participants separated from the general population. Gender-sensitive services and mental health services will also be provided to female participants. All participants in the program will receive wrap-around services to support an alcohol and drug-free lifestyle that includes job development and placement services, cognitive behavior therapy, financial management, and family counseling. The goals of the Hawaii RSAT Program are to reduce the rates of recidivism, relapse, and parole violations. Specific objectives include: ' 75% of the participants will have negative urinalysis test results while in the program; ' 70% of the participants will successfully complete the program within one year of placement; ' 65% of the graduates will have negative urinalysis test result during their first year on parole; ' 65% of the graduates will not be convicted of a new crime during this first year on parole; and ' 90% of the graduates will be referred to an aftercare program.


Date Created: August 6, 2007