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Residential Substance Abuse Treatment for State Prisoners Program

Award Information

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Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2007, $37,302)

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 District of Columbia will use its FY 2007 RSAT funds to fund a 12-month, six-phase, residential/aftercare substance abuse program for 60 inmates in the District's correctional facility. The goal of the program, Progress Toward Improvement (PTI), is that those 60 inmates will learn the factors that lead to addictive behaviors, make the appropriate decisions for maintaining abstinence, and become spiritually, psychologically, and behaviorally motivated to become productive citizens in their communities. Selection criteria for admittance to the PTI program include a documented history of substance abuse, a minimum of six months remaining prior to their mandatory release date, sustained stabilization if on psychotropic medication, and the absence of any pending charge(s) that would inhibit timely movement through the phases of the program, including the final 6-month aftercare phase. The PTI Program will be coordinated by the PTI Director/Psychologist, who will have overall administrative and clinical responsibility for the direction, coordination and evaluation of all phases of the program.


Date Created: July 2, 2007