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New York State Residential Substance Abuse Treatment Program

Award Information

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Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2007, $373,727)

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 New York, Department of Criminal Justice Services will utilize 90% of its fiscal year 2007 RSAT award ($336,354) to support personnel costs for 17 additional substance abuse treatment professionals at 7 adult correctional facilities across the state (Auburn, Clinton Annex, Collins, Greene, Marcy, Franklin, and Riverview Correctional Facilities). The 17 positions, which include correction counselors and program assistants, will support approximately 600 additional RSAT beds in the state's therapeutic community-based treatment program. The program is designed to rehabilitate individuals by changing negative patterns of thinking, behavior, and relationships in order to develop drug free lifestyles. The remaining FY 2007 RSAT funding ($37,373) will support substance abuse services at Rikers Island Facility in New York City.


Date Created: July 2, 2007