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Washington State Residential Substance Abuse Treatment for Prisoners Program

Award Information

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Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2007, $125,710)

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 Residential Substance Abuse and Treatment (RSAT) program in Washington State is administered by the Washington State Department of Community, Trade and Economic Development (CTED). The program provides residential substance abuse treatment for offenders currently incarcerated in prison facilities of the State's Department of Corrections and in approved county/regional correctional facilities. Washington State's RSAT program brings the corrections community at the state Department of Corrections (DOC) and local level (regional and county jails) together to work collaboratively with the chemical dependency treatment services community to assess, counsel, educate, transition and monitor addicted offenders, returning them drug-free and prepared for productive, crime and violence-free life-styles with their families, communities, employers and futures into the greater statewide society. The project goals of the FY 2007 RSAT funds include: 1) reducing recidivism by 95 percent among those inmates completing treatment; 2) providing services to address risk factors identified in the community; 3) engendering greater employment and self-support capacity of participants; 4) sustaining a 95 percent level of offender abstinence from alcohol and drug use; 5) achieving a completion rate of better than 80 percent for all treatment objectives prior to discharge for each participant; and 6) assisting 100 percent of inmates with children to demonstrate improvements in parenting skills.


Date Created: July 23, 2007