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North Dakota State Penitentiary 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, $44,749)

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 North Dakota State Penitentiary, licensed by the North Dakota Department of Human Services/Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services, will continue to use RSAT funds for alcohol and other drug treatment. The long term goal of RSAT funding is to reduce the incidence of relapse and recidivism among those offenders who complete the RSAT program. The North Dakota Department of Corrections (DOC) will use their FY 2007 RSAT Program to fund the hiring of social work staff to initiate a change in behavior while clients are in the facility and then provide intensive aftercare programming for those clients once released. RSAT funding will also enable the DOC to enhance services in the areas of GED programming, computer skills, decision making, money management, problem solving, goal setting, effective parenting, relapse prevention, and recidivism.


Date Created: August 6, 2007