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Residential Substance Abuse Treatment for Inmates Incarcerated Within the Nevada Correctional Institutions

Award Information

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Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2007, $103,572)

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 Nevada Department of Public Safety will utilize the FY 2007 RSAT funds to continue the RSAT program established within the Nevada Department of Corrections (NDOC). The program goals are as follows: 1) Prepare offenders for reintegration back into their communities by incorporating reentry planning activities into the treatment program and reducing the recidivism rate; 2) Provide a better quality of service to the residential clients during their participation in the substance abuse program; and 3) Assist offenders through the reentry process by coordinating discharge planning and aftercare services.

The NDOC currently funds RSAT programs that provide offenders with in-depth counseling. The counseling helps offenders confront the problems that may have led them to substance abuse. The residential program uses a therapeutic community model that is cognitively-based and psycho-educational. This approach emphasizes socially acceptable values, including self-reliance, responsibility, competence, individual achievement and the importance of family.


Date Created: July 23, 2007